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Our logo unites two Underground Railroad symbols—the North Star and a Lantern. The North Star was the light in the night sky which guided enslaved Americans to freedom in the 19th century. A burning lantern was a sign that they had arrived at a safe house.

Our logo represents the eternal quest of the enslaved of the world to be free.

Our Mission

To research, preserve, interpret, and promote the Underground Railroad history of Northeastern New York's Waterways to Freedom and to celebrate the importance of that history and its relevance and significance to our own time. Our activities include:

  • Research
  • Exhibits
  • Preservation of historic sites
  • Instructional Materials
  • Media Presentations
  • Dramatic readings and displays

Museum Opening

The North Star Underground Railroad Museum will open for the 2015 season on May 2.

Visit the Museum page for more information.

Docents Needed

Join the fun and become a docent at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum.

Call Jackie Madison, 518-834-5180.