The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor's UGRR program serves as an umbrella support network for all of the UGRR Network to Freedom sites within and near the corridor providing marketing, promotional support and direct assistance for programming and training. This additional recognition and branding of unique UGRR Network to Freedom sites within the corridor will tie them to a larger Erie Canalway Network and provide a network of interpretive opportunities for the cultural and heritage traveler.The story of the UGRR is intimately tied to the Erie Canalway. While the Canalway is well known as a transportation marvel of the 1800s and for the ecomonic growth it brought to New York, it also served as a critical mode of transportation for people and ideas, including the integral role as a pathway or destination for freedom seekers.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: National Park Service, 1 Delaware Ave, Cohoes, Albany, 12047
Contact Information: 518-237-7000 (main phone)
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Beth Sciumeca
Location Type: Program
Freedom Seekers: Frederick Douglass
UGRR Operatives: Gerrit Smith