History & Heritage
825 Depot Ave W, Niagara Falls, NY 14305
It is the mission of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area Commission to educate and inform the community about the rich local heritage associated with the Underground Railroad and Abolitionist movement, and to conserve and enhance the historic, cultural, economic and architectural resources of Niagara Falls.
The work of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area includes the creation of the Heritage Center, which uncovers the wealth of places and stories associated with the Underground Railroad found within the City of Niagara Falls and surrounding region. The Heritage Center preserves the historic role of the people of Niagara Falls in facilitating freedom for the oppressed. The places and stories associated with this network of freedom seekers, free African Americans, and abolitionists evoke powerful themes in American history and celebrate the bravery of the men and women who risked their own lives to achieve the most basic rights of liberty.