New York State

North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association & Museum

Discover the hidden history of the Champlain Line of the Underground Railroad. At the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association & Museum, groups will learn the stories of fugitives such as an escaped slave from Maryland named John Thomas who settled on his own farm in the Adirondacks. Informative displays will teach groups about historical debates over slavery and how conflicting views on the subject caused controversy amongst the churches is the area. Educational programs focus on abolition and anti-slavery efforts in the area. 
 
Contact Info 
Address: 1131 Mace Chasm Rd., Ausable Chasm, New York 12911. Clinton County. Tel: 518-834-5180. Email: ugr@frontier.com. Website: www.northcountryundergroundrailroad.com. Hrs: By appointment.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

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