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Overview

The Underground Railroad History Project researches and preserves the local and national history of the underground railroad movement and its international connections, engaging in dialogue about the relevance of this movement to modern society.

Take a step back in time and experience the Underground Railroad — a movement of cooperation, sacrifice, and generosity.

Discover the History of the Underground Railroad in Upstate, NY

Explore the last standing house of Stephen and Harriet Myers, point people in the Underground Railroad Movement. See the photographs, relics, books, and other artifacts dating back to the anti-slavery period. Learn about the fascinating history and discover the valiant efforts made by brave men and women working together.

Youth Programs & Educational Trips

The Underground Railroad History Project hosts a variety of youth programs. Educators are invited to use the Ticket to Ride program to fund bus transportation and the student discount for educational tours. 

The Young Abolitionist Teen Scholars’ Institute invites young adults each year to join the project for five weeks of learning and working at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence — gardening, designing murals, and helping preserve the legacy of the Underground Railroad.

Tours of The Myers Residence

House tours are offered from 5PM-8PM Monday through Friday, 12PM-4PM on Saturdays, and also by appointment. Group walking tours can also be scheduled four weeks in advance.

Call today to reserve a tour and experience the legacy of the Underground Railroad!

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6 reviews from our community

This is a unique opportunity to explore history in a hands-on fashion. I like how it gives a different perspective on the Underground Railroad and challenges us to question the narrative. This is a house full of history in Arbor Hill that would have been torn down. Now it is a point of pride in the neighborhood.

A real gem! Highly informative, and great educational programming.

This is not traditional house museum, but rather a work in progress that evokes a true sense of history--a history that is often ignored or poorly represented. It's an emotional immersive experience, and I recommend it highly.

What a great spot to learn about our local history and how it relates to today. I highly recommend visiting!

I am glad to see and share the Stephen and Harriet Myers Historic Site. It is a place in process but the people who manage it have done such a wonderful job restoring it. They spend time with each guest explaining with great care the story of the building and its connection with the Underground Railroad. It is an awesome project. They show how the Underground Railroad is connected to today and today's events. They share a story about Albany that most people are very much unaware of and they share a story of the Underground Railroad that is different from the common story people often offer about the Underground Railroad.

What a unique and wonderful place--while a little rough around the edges as the building is still in process of restoration, it is a great place to feel history and increase my understanding of how important the underground railroad project was and still is relevant today. I learned deeply that freedom isn't free. Highly recommend visiting.


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