Travel the Underground Railroad
Krist photo, courtesy of the PA
Route 6 Tourist Association
Stand at the base of a towering mountain in one of Pennsylvania’s
beautiful forested regions and ask yourself, how did these people make
it? How did they make it through the wind, and the rain and the
snow? There were no road maps to guide them, no Triple A Triptiks.
They called upon the kindness of strangers, and in most cases, had to
fend for themselves. The road to freedom was a long, hard road.
Follow in the footsteps of
courageous freedom seekers and experience the triumph of the human
spirit. When you visit northwestern Pennsylvania, you’ll hear
fascinating stories about local freedom fighters, narrow escapes and
communities where it was safe to stay for a while.
In this guide are some important places you won’t want to miss. But
you must always remember that the Underground Railroad did not stop at
the state border or the county line.
freedom trail connects to a much larger network that links
Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Canada.
So come along.
Stow away on a Great Lakes steamship. Hunker down in a hand-made
canoe. Slip aboard a three-masted schooner. Freedom is just hours
PA State Archives, 1836
Choose your destination by clicking on the map above or one of the links
Western New York