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Walking Tour: Escape and Abolition


Saturday Walking Tour: Abolition and Escape in Rensselaer County Saturday, 6/15/24. Troy and Rensselaer County were a hotbed of abolitionist activity in the 19th century. This walking tour will highlight sights associated with the African American community in the first half of the 19th century. Featured are sites associated with the Troy Female African Benevolent Society, the many contributions of the Baltimore family and the famous rescue of the freedom seeker Charles Nalle. Before registering, please note the following: Tours take place rain or shine, run from 60 to 90 minutes long, and are limited to 30 people per program. Tour starts and ends at the Hart Cluett Museum, tour guide will lead visitors through important sites in Downtown Troy, route lasts for about 1 mile and includes walking several blocks on city streets with sometimes uneven sidewalks. Walking shoes and weather-appropriate attire are advised. The Hart Cluett Museum provides all walking tour participants with headsets, allowing each visitor to listen to the tour guide at their preferred volume. Please note that while you may use or bring your own earpieces/earbuds, single use earpieces will also be provided by the Hart Cluett Museum at time of tour. $25/general, $10/students or educators with ID, FREE for children 16 & under.

Hart Cluett House
  • 59 Second Street
  • Troy, NY 12180