The Underground Railraod

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The Tour

Tour Overview

Travel with the Conductor ​

Follow Harriet Tubman on the Underground Railroad through the streets and alleys of Beacon Hill uncovering its hidden stations.  

And along the way you'll learn about the station masters that once harbored runaway slaves.


The full tour is between 40 to 50 minutes.


Listen to the tour introduction to meet your guide.   

intro Boston underground railroad - 12:7

You'll see

You'll see the underground stops in Becon Hill.

The Charles Street Meeting House

The Lewis Hayden Home

The First Integrated School in Boston

Charles Sumner's Birthplace 

Vilna Shul a

John Coburn's Gaming House 

The Hidden Holmes Alley

The African American Meeting House

Forgotten Underground Railroad stops

And that's a short list of highlights.  

You'll hear

You'll hear a story of freedom and hiding.

Lewis Hayden 

Harriet Tubman

The saying Black is Beautiful 

The Underground Railroad 

Station Masters 

John J Smith 

Augusta Bondi

Why slaves hid in Boston 

Slave Catchers 

Do you know the  

“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.”

- Harriet Tubman. 

The tour starts at the Charles Street Meeting house.  I'll meet you there.


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