Plan a Guided Bus Tour featuring Underground Railroad, Erie Canal, Women’s Rights and History, Shopping, Wine Tasting and much more ...experience the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal and the 100th anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote!
Romulus, NY is located between the largest two Finger Lakes of central NY State (Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake). South of Geneva and Seneca Falls, and North of Watkins Glen and Ithaca Romulas is a very rural area with many Wineries and outdoor attractions to choose from. In addition, this area holds the past Seneca Army Depot (10,000 plus acres) along with a unique white deer herd, and other wildlife including brown deer, turkeys, and geese. The Romulus area is a scenic area with many great lake views and waterfalls in the region. Both, Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, offer extensive wine tour trails adding to your Get-A-Way options! ...learn more>>
|Underground Railroad in NY
The Underground Railroad assisted persons held in bondage in North America to escape from slavery. Why call it the Underground Railroad? The secretive transporting of the slaves was run much like the rail road system. People who sympathized with the slaves and hid them on their properties or in their homes were known as safe-houses, stations and or depots. The routes in between the safe-houses were called lines. The people who helped the slaves on their way to freedom were called conductors. The terms packages and freight were used to describe the fugitive slaves.
New York state played a major role in the Underground Railroad and had several stations since New York was so close to the slaves' final destination, Canada, where they would be free. At times, New York was the fugitive's final destination for New York state was known as a safe haven with black communities being established in the state.Some of the major stations were in Albany, Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo. Numerous other stations were spread all across New York state and along the Erie shoreline in Western, New York.
Gerrit Smith, Sojourner Truth, John Brown, Henry War Beecher, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Tubman all abolitionists, made their homes in New York.
Click here for a list of Underground Railroad places to visit.