Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Canada - Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Heritage Tour

Badge of ExcellenceNiagara Falls, United States
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Offered in: English


Go back in time to discover the fascinating and important history of the Underground Railroad in the Niagara region on this guided, 3-hour, small-group tour. Hear the history and stories from guides in period outfits. See Harriet Tubman’s first freedom home and place of worship. Visit freedom crossing points like the suspension bridge over the Niagara River, which played a key role in shuttling tens of thousands of African-American people to freedom as they sought the best crossing points into Canada. Also included on the tour is hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Discover the history of the Underground Railroad in the Niagara Region
  • Listen to stories from guides in period outfits
  • See landmark locations and freedom crossing points
  • Small group ensures personal attention

What's Included

  • Guided Underground Railroad Heritage Tour
  • Guide in period dress
  • 6-passenger Minivan
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Admissions - A ($5.00/$3.00) admission fee is pd directly to the sites BME/winery.
  • $20 hotel pick-up

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:00 am

Pickup details

We begin pick-up before 9:30am Hotel pick-up & Customization pick-up within specified region.

What To Expect

Niagara Falls Canada

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Motherland Connextions, Inc.

3 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please be prepared to be picked up from your Hotel approximately 30 minutes prior to the tour’s departure time. Because of rising gas prices there will be a $20 sur-charge for hotel pick-up
  • This tour departs from Niagara Falls Canada
  • No minimums per booking, tour operates with no less than 2-passengers.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Child rate applies to children age is 9 and up
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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31 reviews
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Lovers of History
Gerald_H, July 2022
I bought 2 tickets for my parents on Friday, July 22nd. They both love history, and were absolutely enthralled with this experience! The guide was extremely knowledgable, very polite and well-mannered, and my parents found him comical! He was even dressed as though he was from the period in history these events took place. He gave my parents so much information that they couldn't even absorb it all! They were shown landmarks, monuments, and cemetaries that they didn't even know existed..even though they are from the Niagara area! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for such a superb experience! If you love history, you will be more than amazed with this tour!
Response from Host, July 2022
your parents were the best, they are so lucky to have such a loving daughter.
Very informative
sherri_v, June 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and he made the interesting and fun. Thank you Kevin I would recommend this tour to people that love history or for just anyone .
Wonderful Experience
Tracey_B, Sept 2021
Kevin was an informative tour guide. He took his time and made sure he showed us everything. He took our pictures and answered all questions. He even recommended a top wing spot!
Historically informative
Stephanie_G, Nov 2019
The guide was well versed in relaying the historical information associated with the guided tour. However, the tour was a bit overpriced for what we experienced. Overall, we enjoyed the tour.
Good African American History
Carol_D, July 2019
We enjoyed this informal Tour of the connection of the Underground Railroad to Canada. Very informative and Kevin the tour guide went over and beyond to ensure we got as much information as possible. We learned so much as well as got to see some major sites in this area.
Quilters from NZ
ELISABETH_M, June 2019
Excellent Tour with great information. Guide was excellent. Lead up to the Tour was spoiled by misinformation given by Viator to the Tour Guide about our location - they advised him we were in British Columbia - we were Niagara Falls! This problem didn't get resolved until about 45 minutes before the tour was due to start - the guide went out of his way to get in touch with us to sort out the problem.
Wish I had ‘t
Dennis_S, Aug 2018
Wish I had not gotten into the van provided for this tour. It was filthy. Windshield was cracked all the way across. Not a good start. We cut it short ,very short. CertainlyNot worth what we paid.
Response from Host, June 2019
Wow, we work very hard to provide a good experience and to educate so, when we get a review like this it causes us to scratch our heads in amazement because its not even close to what our clients say about us. I actually take personal offense to our van being so-called filthy - funny nobody else that day lodged the same complaint. Sounds like this person wasn't a history lover - it helps to be one when taking our tour or it could be a long day. We NEVER cut a tour short, if anything its always over the allotted time and as for the cracked windshield it happened that morning but instead of cancelling the tour we went ahead with it not to disappoint our clients as long as it wasn't a safety hazard. I've learned that you can't please everyone but, thanks for taking the time to provide feedback unfortunately, we can't correct this complaint because we see it as internal within this person, however the windshield has since been fixed. Hopefully this person learned a nugget of history.
Spectacular. The guide was...
Marissa G, Oct 2017
Spectacular. The guide was knowledgeable and was able to transport us back in time...we could appreciate the dangerous undertaking to freedom. The most interesting part of the tour was Harriet Tubman's place of worship and one of the stops on the Underground Railroad. Great care has been taken to keep it in it's original exciting. The walls in the basement display dozens of historical photos including Harriet Tubman at various points in her life. This tour is a must complete to complete your visit to the Canadian side of the Falls!
A really insightful first hand...
Maria C, Sept 2017
A really insightful first hand account of the descendants of the Freedom Seekers who now reside in Canada. The tour guy was very knowledgeable and fun. Good Tour.
This tour was so informative and our...
Imogene C, Aug 2017
This tour was so informative and our guide was very engaging and interesting. A history lesson we all need to learn.
I took this tour and the guide was...
Anita D, Aug 2017
I took this tour and the guide was very informative. I was even able to arrange a pickup a from an alternate hotel that was not necessarily one of the pickups listed. We had actually scheduled for an afternoon tour, but there ended up being a conflict and the tour guide gave us the option for the morning tour and this worked out very well. The guide was very knowledgeable and he even had pictures to show. He took us to certain sites where the slaves had crossed, showed us a slave burial ground, and even the first church Harriett Tubman attended in Canada. If you want to learn more about certain history, this is the trip for you.
This was an amazing tour. I thought...
Susan P, July 2017
This was an amazing tour. I thought I knew a lot about the underground railroad but there was so much more to learn not only in general terms but seeing and learning about some of the historical sites and having Kevin explain their stories really added to my knowledge. Keven was simply wonderful, he was a few minutes early, patient with our 2 kids, very knowledgeable about the subject matter and willing to spend time at stops. While this tour was primarily about the underground railroad and how it involved the local area we did get to see a lot of the surrounding areas and stopped at several spots to view the river, the flower clock and other sites that we would have missed without a car.. Would highly recommend this tour..
Highly Recommend is tour, it great...
Judy A, Sept 2016
Highly Recommend is tour, it great history. Must See
Although our guide, Kevin, was late...
Kathy M, July 2016
Although our guide, Kevin, was late to pick us up due to traffic on the bridge, he more than made up for it. He was informative and fun. Some in our group weren't sure they would enjoy this tour, but Kevin quickly changed their minds with interesting history and information. We all learned a lot and had a great time.
Guide was knowledgeable and had a...
Elizabeth P, July 2016
Guide was knowledgeable and had a great personality. He was a perfect fit for this tour. We all learned a lot and it was enjoyable.