Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad of Greater Niagara

Discover the history of the secret passage that led many slaves to freedom. Located in Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum, groups can tour Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad of Greater Niagara which details the history of the slaves that traveled to Canada through the Buffalo Niagara area to escape slavery. The exhibit gives groups the opportunity to learn about figures such as Harriet Tubman and Thomas Root, hear stories about the slaves escape route, see artifacts, view historic photographs, and much more. 
 
Contact Info 
Address: 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, NY 14109. Niagara County. Tel: 716-286-8367. Email: sclements@niagara.edu. Website: www.freedomcrossingniagara.com. Hrs: Mon.-Thurs. 9:30AM-3:30PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT LEARNING IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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