Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour: See the Abolitionist Sites of New York
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This two-hour walking tour passes through Chinatown, the densest ethnic neighborhood in New York and the largest Chinese neighborhood outside Beijing. Continuing on, you'll come to the Five Points area. Featured prominently in the film Gangs of New York, this district during the nineteenth century was filled with dilapidated tenement housing, gang extortion, corrupt politicians, houses of ill-repute and gambling. All manner of crime flourished here as residents were terrorized and squalor prevailed. As your guide shares fascinating stories of the era, you'll enter into the City Hall and City Hall Park area with its architectural gems: the Tweed Courthouse, the Woolworth Building, and across to the Brooklyn Bridge. The magnificently renovated South Street Seaport sets the tone for early New York and its trade by sea. This is really the heart of Old New York and its Dutch roots. Starting from the Old Port, with its restored storefronts, museum and tall ships, you'll head into the epicenter of the financial district and Wall Street. Pass by the iconic Trinity Church and graveyard, St. Paul's Chapel, and the beloved bronze Charging Bull sculpture in the heart of New York's historic power and the finance that drives the country. Pass by the Staten Island ferry, Fraunces Tavern, and the Battery, heading toward the 9/11 Memorial, with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island visible in the harbor. As the tour reaches its finale, the new Liberty Tower rises from the ashes of what was formerly known as Ground Zero. Learn More
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The tour guide did the impossible: she kept a long (3 hours) tour interesting enough to stick w/ it in the horrible heat of last week (temps in the upper 90s). The ONLY suggestion I can think to make is to change the name of the tour to something like Africans in Early NYC. But it was so much fun & I went to places that I've never been to...and I live here! I highly recommend it.
Inside Out Tours offers this eye-opening, informative walking tour that guides you through the role slavery played in New York City’s early history and the remarkable fight for the abolition of slavery in New York City.
View historic sites that were part of the Underground Railroad network. Visit a memorial and museum commemorating the lives of enslaved Africans in NYC. Learn about the harrowing and long journey that many slaves undertook to gain their freedom. Listen to tales of courage and triumph and discover real New Yorkers who risked life and property to help others.
This three-hour tour reveals the location and details of slave rebellions and riots, and offers fascinating insights to the institution of slavery in New York City.