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The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence

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Wonderful Historic Site

I learned many things while on the tour about Stephen Myers, the other black abolitionists on the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Briana P
Not to be missed in Albany

You'll be surprised at how much there is to see at the Myers Residence, which was a hive of... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
SharonR2788
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Engage with the untold story of the Underground Railroad movement in the Capital Region. Converse with abolitionist William Topp. Learn about the Freedom Seekers who sought refuge at The Myers Residence. Experience the real beginning of the Civil...more
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194 Livingston Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2512
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I learned many things while on the tour about Stephen Myers, the other black abolitionists on the underground railroad, and other very interesting facts. If you're interested in slavery or just history in general, definitely visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Briana P
Reviewed 27 August 2018

You'll be surprised at how much there is to see at the Myers Residence, which was a hive of activity raising funds and assisting travelers on the Underground Railroad. The walls have stories to tell, and there are people present to bring the stories alive....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SharonR2788
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Its a diamond in the rough. An insight on the brave and courageous couple whose life-saving work was accomplished here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vivian B
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The Myers residence played a key role in the Underground Railroad during the 1800s. Certainly not on most people's list of places to visit, we had our own personal tour and discussion about the Myers and the role they played in history. The house is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Tribe93
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Knowlegeable & dedicated staff give an hour of this historic home and a very detailed history of the underground railroad in Albany. Much more nuanced and complex than what most of us learn. Great experience! Takes about an hour.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank illysez
Reviewed 9 July 2018

THis trip was educational and taught a history lesson outside the classroom. The youth girls from ages 6 years to 16 years thoroughly enjoyed the time spent there

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank chairessr
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Visiting this house is a very important piece of history located in Albany, NY. Learning about the Underground Railroad and the significance of areas in NY that assisted was well with the hour I spent there. The staff is knowledgeable and dedicated and I enjoyed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Faith G
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Extremely informative and helpful in knowing our history and roots here in Albany. This building is over 150 years old and I really felt like I was there. Thank you MaryLiz! - Zak and Khadiza

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Zakaria A
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We had a little time to hang out in Albany and decided to check out the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence. It was really great to a get a more detailed account of the underground railroad and learn about the role that free Blacks like...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank PrezTeed
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Very detailed history and background provided of the Underground Railroad that existed in Albany in the 1800's. The co-founders are on location at the house and are willing to share their knowledge of the Myers Family and their work to free slaves. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank J755FTmichael
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