We’re Closed Right Now


Home > Events

Daily Freedom Conversation Tours

Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30AM and 2:00PM

Freedom Conversation Tours are the Heritage Center’s signature program. Rooted in stories of the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls, these tours spark conversation and offer a space to consider the relationship between race, human rights, and freedom. They are led by trained interpretive specialists and are a way to foster empathy, increase knowledge, and encourage action.

Freedom Conversation tours are offered Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30AM and 2:00PM. Tours are limited to 20 people and can be registered for on-site. We also offer these tours for groups and can extend them into longer programs that help foster empathy on teams, between collaborators, or even in families.

Tours last about an hour and are free with regular admission tickets.

Drea d'Nur and Rootstock Republic

Dear Nina: A Sonic Love Letter to Nina Simone

October 20 @ 6:00 pm – October 20 @ 7:30 pm

With Drea d’Nur & Strings by Rootstock Republic

Sunday, October 20, 6 PM

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center

Power, poise, and passion reign supreme in this pairing of voice and strings that celebrates the legendary canon of Nina Simone. Drea d’Nur (vocalist/pianist) is accompanied by 6-piece string ensemble Rootstock Republic: LIVE in this uniquely intimate and newly orchestrated songbook of Simone’s love songs, blues, and protest music. This program is presented by the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arrival in America.


You get $5 off all tickets you purchase. Not a member?

Join today!

A collaged image of waiters from the Cataract House in Niagara Falls, and protesters in Ferguson Missouri

Crossings: Bridging the Authentic Underground Railroad from Past to Present

September 11 @ 8:00 am – September 11 @ 5:00 pm

The National Park Service, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom (NTF) Program, the Underground Railroad Consortium of New York State, the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and Association for the Study of African American Life and History will host an Underground Railroad Training event in Niagara Falls, New York. The four day training will feature renowned speakers, panel discussions, an exhibit hall, and tours of local museums and historic sites.

Niagara University, Niagara Falls NY

September 11-14, 2019

Learn more at NPS.GOV/NTF


Sign up for our newsletter