8 Underground Railroad stops in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

The Underground Railroad carrying escaped slaves to freedom ran through New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Here is a look at eight spots of note in the tri-state area.

News 12 Staff

Feb 1, 2023, 9:30 AM

Updated 484 days ago

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8 Underground Railroad stops in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
The Underground Railroad carrying escaped slaves to freedom ran through New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Here is a look at eight spots of note in the tri-state area.

Harriet Tubman Home

180 South St. Auburn, New York
Click HERE for more info about the home.
Click HERE for more info about Harriet Tubman National Historical Park.

Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged & Indigent Negroes

180 South St. Auburn, New York
Click HERE for more info

Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence

194 Livingston Ave. Albany, New York
Click HERE for more info.

Plymouth Church

57 Orange St. Brooklyn Heights, New York
Click HERE for more info.

Stephen Smith House

645 Lafayette St. Cape May, New Jersey
Click HERE for more info.

New London Custom House

150 Bank St., New London, Connecticut
Click HERE for more information.

Bowne House

37-01 Bowne St. Flushing, New York
Click HERE for more info.

Gerrit Smith National Historic Landmark

5304 Oxbow Rd, Peterboro, New York
Click HERE for more info.

MORE TO CHECK OUT

North is Freedom Virtual Exhibit - Photographer Yuri Dojc's exhibit showcases photographs of Underground Railroad descendants and shares the stories of their ancestors.
Preserving Significant Places of Black History - Interactive story map created by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to celebrate New York City’s African American history.
Cape May Underground Railroad Trolley Tour - The Cape May Underground Railroad Trolley Tour, listed as a program on the Network to Freedom, discusses the little-known stories of southern New Jersey on the Underground Railroad.
African Burial Ground National Monument - This national monument in New York City honors the memory of the free and enslaved Africans buried there and puts into focus the role of slavery in New York.

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