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  • June 2: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, June 2

    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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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

  • June 16: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, June 16

    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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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 7: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, July 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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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 21: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, July 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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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 21: Solomon Northup's Day Celebration

    Saturday, July 21

    The North Star Underground Railroad Museum will celebrate the life of Solomon Northup, an American abolitionist and author of Twelve Years a Slave.
    Northup, born a free man, was sold into slavery and later freed. The program is free to the public.
    Tom Colarco, noted author of seven Underground Railroad books, will give a presentation and will bring a replica of the crate in which Henry "Box" Brown escaped (Brown escaped slavery by mailing himself in a wooden crate).
    Donations are recommended and appreciated to cover Mr. Colarco's honorarium and rental of a van to transport the crate, which will be donated to the North Star Underground Railroad Museum.
    For donation information, visit our Donations page or our Adirondack Gives campaign.

    Time: 4:00pm

  • August 4: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, August 4

    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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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 18: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, August 18

    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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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 1: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, September 1

    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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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 2: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Sunday, September 2

    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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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 15: Museum & Mini-Bus Tour

    Saturday, September 15

    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: $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 18, free for children under 6. 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.