Special Coronavirus Message


Our Logo

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 Closed

Due to Coronavirus-related restrictions, the North Star Underground Railroad Museum may open late or not at all for the 2020 season. Please read our full statement.

Docents Needed

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

Call Jackie Madison, 518-834-5180.