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A visit to the Heritage Center is a great activity for your family reunion, senior center, summer camp, alumni event, or any other occasion. Groups can book virtual group tours or visit in person and enjoy the museum at their own pace. We offer discounted group rates, are ADA accessible, and have easy bus parking. Due to staff shortages we may be able to accommodate your request.

For tour inquiries please email tours@niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org.

Speaking Engagements

For speaking engagements offsite or virtual please see our Offsite Speaking Request form.

Learn about students’ experience at the Heritage Center

Freedom Conversation Tours

Tuesday through Friday, 12:30pm

We’re excited to resume guided tours in-person! The Heritage Center’s signature tour is a bit different than other museum or historical site tours – we engage visitors in conversation about their life experiences to foster personal connections with the authentic stories of freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls.

Freedom Conversation tours are included with the price of admission. Please arrive before 12:30pm to join us on our signature tour!  

 

Freedom Conversations are sponsored by a NYSCA grant.

Virtual Freedom Conversation Tours

Our signature program is now available virtually! Be inspired by the authentic stories of freedom seekers and abolitionists who took part in the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls. Recognize modern injustices stemming from slavery and learn how you can take action to help create a more equitable society.

When you register for this program, a confirmation email will be sent with sent with login details for Zoom.

The Heritage Center is offering two tours per week: Wednesdays at 7:00pm EST and Fridays at 1:00pm. This schedule is subject to change after September 3.

Prices

Family: $25

Couple: $12

Single: $8

Virtual Freedom Conversations are sponsored by Humanities New York and NYSCA.

Virtual Group Tours

Came to the museum and wanted to learn more or can’t visit in person? Our Freedom Conversation Tours are the Heritage Center’s signature program. Be inspired by discussions of freedom seekers and their legacies. When you register for this program, a confirmation email will be sent with sent with login details for Zoom.

Freedom Conversations are sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant.

Have a group of 10 or more? Why not book a Virtual Group Tour? Our Group Tours are interactive and introspective conveying complex history to our daily lives. Join our Visitor Experience Staff in exploring the intricacies of slavery and the pursuit of personal freedom today. Please email us for more details.

For K-12 schools, we offer a thought provoking and engaging tour that will stimulate younger students. Virtual tours are limited one classroom tour to maximize engagement and interaction. Please email us for more details. You can find our education and curriculum resources here.

Looking for more educational resources to prepare for your tour? Check out our Historical and Educational resource page!

AT&T Virtual Field Trips

AT&T, in collaboration with the Albright-Knox, the Buffalo History Museum, the Buffalo Museum of Science, Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum, and the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center have created the AT&T Virtual Field Trips program. 

The program will provide the opportunity for regional public and charter Title 1 school students to experience free virtual field trips that are fun, memorable, and safe. The AT&T Virtual Field Trips program offers both prerecorded videos and live virtual educator-led tours for students in grades K through 12.

For more information about scheduling a tour for your school at the Heritage Center, please email us at Tours@niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org 

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