Retracing the Footsteps of Frederick Douglass and the Underground Railroad in Rochester
Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony not only advocated for women's rights, but they also helped the Underground Railroad in Rochester be successful.
Uncover History at these Underground Railroad Sites in Syracuse
Led by abolitionists Reverend Loguen and Matilda Joslyn Gage, Syracuse was a key city in the Underground Railroad. Several locations around the city and county were significant to the movement, including one of the most famous anti-slavery acts, the Jerry…
Harriet Tubman & the Sewards: A Friendship Made Along the Underground Railroad in Auburn
Harriet Tubman and the Seward family were about as different as you could get. But their fight was the same. Abolish slavery. Together they spearheaded the efforts of the Underground Railroad in Auburn, New York.
Discover Starr Clark Tin Shop and the Underground Railroad in Mexico, NY
Starr Clark Tin Shop and Museum stands as a link to the past, depicting the history of the Underground Railroad in Mexico, NY.
The John W. Jones Museum in Elmira Pays Tribute to His Legacy
John W. Jones arrived in Elmira, New York on July 5th, 1844. Having escaped from a life of slavery in Virginia, he was meant for great things. 800 fellow runaways have him to thank for aiding in their journeys to…
These Haunted Places in and Around Cooperstown Will Send Chills Down Your Spine
Possessed paintings. A wreath made of human hair. Shadowy Figures. Strange occurrences. All this and more can be found at these haunted places in Cooperstown and the surrounding area. Are you brave enough to visit?
Women’s History Sites in New York & the Suffragists Who Made It Happen
The Women's Rights Movement was born in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. Several women led the charge for equality, including women's right to vote. Today you can pay your respects at these women's history sites across the state.
What to Do in Cooperstown – There’s More than Baseball & Beer!
Looking for the perfect getaway in New York State, full of scenic views, small town charm, great food, beer, and history? It's time for a weekend in Cooperstown.
Virtual Tours from Around the World
Stuck at home, but craving adventure? These virtual tours and webcams from around the world will let you wander from the comfort of your own home. Choose from famous landmarks, art museums, cultural sites, webcams from zoos, and more.
Boston on a Budget
There is so much to do in Boston without spending a fortune. Learn some of the best tips for exploring Boston on a budget - parks, cheap eats, art, & more!
Visiting Salem on Halloween Weekend: The Good & The Bad
One of the top items on my bucket list for years has been to visit Salem, Massachusetts, particularly around Halloween. I’m a HUGE fan of the movie Hocus Pocus (I mean, who isn’t?), loved The Crucible, and find the history…