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  • July 20: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, July 20

    The Underground Railroad Museum bus tour visits sites in Keeseville and Peru that are significant to Underground Railroad history. Tours depart from our museum (the former Herbert Estes home).

    Sites on the tour include but aren’t limited to: Stephen Keese Smith Barn, Methodist Church, Evergreen and Quaker Union Cemeteries, Asahel Arthur Home.

    Tour leaves North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY. Arrive by 9:00 am, tour starts at 9:15 am.

    Tour cost: Adults: $10 for members, $12 for non-members; Children 6 to 18: $5 for members, $6 for non-members; Children under 6: Free. Please call for reservations.

    Call 518‐834‐5180 or email ugr@frontier.com.

    Include a visit to the Museum following the tour. Museum tours are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

    Time: 9:00am

  • July 20: Solomon Northup Day

    Saturday, July 20

    Solomon Northup was a freeman from Saratoga Springs who was kidnapped and held in slavery for over twelve years. He authored the memoir Twelve Years a Slave.
    Speakers will be Mary Liz and Paul Stewart; David Fiske; and Renee Moore.
    Willsboro School, 29 School Lane, Willsboro, New York
    See flyer for more information.

    Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm

  • July 27: Town of Chesterfield Open House

    Saturday, July 27

    Come out and meet your neighbors, local businesses, organizations, and historians and enjoy the music of the band at the first annual Town of Chesterfield Open House.
    We would love to have you be part of the celebration! Display tables are available (free of charge) to any local business or organization that would like to participate. For more information, see flyer or call or text Suzanne at (518) 852-1066.
    In addition, there will be raffles held for several prizes. Drawing will be held at 1:45pm. You do not need to be present to win.

    Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

  • August 3: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, August 3

    The Underground Railroad Museum bus tour visits sites in Keeseville and Peru that are significant to Underground Railroad history. Tours depart from our museum (the former Herbert Estes home).

    Sites on the tour include but aren’t limited to: Stephen Keese Smith Barn, Methodist Church, Evergreen and Quaker Union Cemeteries, Asahel Arthur Home.

    Tour leaves North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY. Arrive by 9:00 am, tour starts at 9:15 am.

    Tour cost: Adults: $10 for members, $12 for non-members; Children 6 to 18: $5 for members, $6 for non-members; Children under 6: Free. Please call for reservations.

    Call 518‐834‐5180 or email ugr@frontier.com.

    Include a visit to the Museum following the tour. Museum tours are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

    Time: 9:00am

  • August 17: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, August 17

    The Underground Railroad Museum bus tour visits sites in Keeseville and Peru that are significant to Underground Railroad history. Tours depart from our museum (the former Herbert Estes home).

    Sites on the tour include but aren’t limited to: Stephen Keese Smith Barn, Methodist Church, Evergreen and Quaker Union Cemeteries, Asahel Arthur Home.

    Tour leaves North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY. Arrive by 9:00 am, tour starts at 9:15 am.

    Tour cost: Adults: $10 for members, $12 for non-members; Children 6 to 18: $5 for members, $6 for non-members; Children under 6: Free. Please call for reservations.

    Call 518‐834‐5180 or email ugr@frontier.com.

    Include a visit to the Museum following the tour. Museum tours are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

    Time: 9:00am

  • August 21: The Adirondack Northway

    Wednesday, August 21

    The Anderson Falls Heritage Society presents an examination of the construction of the Interstate Highway System, especially the Adirondack Northway (I-87), and what it meant to the region. Guest speaker: Donald Wickman, retired director of the Kent-Delord House Museum in Plattsburgh.
    Town of AuSable Town Hall, 111 AuSable St, Keeseville, New York
    See flyer for more information.

    Time: 7:00pm

  • September 7: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, September 7

    The Underground Railroad Museum bus tour visits sites in Keeseville and Peru that are significant to Underground Railroad history. Tours depart from our museum (the former Herbert Estes home).

    Sites on the tour include but aren’t limited to: Stephen Keese Smith Barn, Methodist Church, Evergreen and Quaker Union Cemeteries, Asahel Arthur Home.

    Tour leaves North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY. Arrive by 9:00 am, tour starts at 9:15 am.

    Tour cost: Adults: $10 for members, $12 for non-members; Children 6 to 18: $5 for members, $6 for non-members; Children under 6: Free. Please call for reservations.

    Call 518‐834‐5180 or email ugr@frontier.com.

    Include a visit to the Museum following the tour. Museum tours are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

    Time: 9:00am

  • September 18: The Plattsburgh Military Reservation: A Pictorial History

    Wednesday, September 18

    The Anderson Falls Heritage Society presents The Plattsburgh Military Reservation: A Pictorial History. Guest speaker: Dr. Richard B. Frost.
    Town of AuSable Town Hall, 111 AuSable St, Keeseville, New York
    See flyer for more information.

    Time: 7:00pm

  • September 21: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, September 21

    The Underground Railroad Museum bus tour visits sites in Keeseville and Peru that are significant to Underground Railroad history. Tours depart from our museum (the former Herbert Estes home).

    Sites on the tour include but aren’t limited to: Stephen Keese Smith Barn, Methodist Church, Evergreen and Quaker Union Cemeteries, Asahel Arthur Home.

    Tour leaves North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY. Arrive by 9:00 am, tour starts at 9:15 am.

    Tour cost: Adults: $10 for members, $12 for non-members; Children 6 to 18: $5 for members, $6 for non-members; Children under 6: Free. Please call for reservations.

    Call 518‐834‐5180 or email ugr@frontier.com.

    Include a visit to the Museum following the tour. Museum tours are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

    Time: 9:00am

  • October 5: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, October 5

    The Underground Railroad Museum bus tour visits sites in Keeseville and Peru that are significant to Underground Railroad history. Tours depart from our museum (the former Herbert Estes home).

    Sites on the tour include but aren’t limited to: Stephen Keese Smith Barn, Methodist Church, Evergreen and Quaker Union Cemeteries, Asahel Arthur Home.

    Tour leaves North Star Underground Railroad Museum, 1131 Mace Chasm Road, Ausable Chasm, NY. Arrive by 9:00 am, tour starts at 9:15 am.

    Tour cost: Adults: $10 for members, $12 for non-members; Children 6 to 18: $5 for members, $6 for non-members; Children under 6: Free. Please call for reservations.

    Call 518‐834‐5180 or email ugr@frontier.com.

    Include a visit to the Museum following the tour. Museum tours are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

    Time: 9:00am

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 Open

The North Star Underground Railroad Museum is now open.
Visit the Museum page for days and hours.

Docents Needed

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

Call Jackie Madison, 518-834-5180.