Located on the international border with Canada, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls, and aims to inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and take action toward an equitable society. Open since May 2018, the permanent exhibition, One More River to Cross, immerses visitors in antebellum Niagara Falls, where they explore the crucial role of its location and geography and the actions of its courageous residents – particularly its African American residents – in the Underground Railroad. The permanent exhibit and daily ‘Freedom Conversation’ tours encourage visitors to connect past to present. The Heritage Center received the American Association for State and Local History 2019 Award of Excellence for Leadership in History, the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.
Niagara Falls New York 14305