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Niagara Bound Tours - Underground Railroad/Black history tours

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Address: St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 1R5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-685-5375
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We offer this attraction tour which runs 3 to 4 hours. It is an early...

We offer this attraction tour which runs 3 to 4 hours. It is an early Canadian Black history of Niagara Canada. It can be done on the Niagara-Buffalo side as well. Tours are conducted by a person whose ancestors were slaves in the U.S. but came to Canada in 1850. This tour provides information that is authentic and thought provoking. It is described as outdoor museum showing some lovely sites in Niagara region. Sites shown are the Niagara Movement meeting, crossing point of Josiah Henson (Uncle Tom), cemetery where former slaves are buried, church of Freedom Seekers and Harriet Tubman, grave of Anthony Burns and much more.

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Beautiful Day Trip

Lezlie was able to enhance our stay during our recent first visit in Canada. She kept usp engaged in the history of the area not only African American but Canadian history as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Alfonso N
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Apollo Beach, Florida
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Apollo Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lezlie was able to enhance our stay during our recent first visit in Canada. She kept usp engaged in the history of the area not only African American but Canadian history as well. It was only my husband and I so it was more intimate in terms of not struggling with getting her attention (i.e. bus load of people asking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Lezlie is awesome! She is the descendent of Kentucky enslaved people so has a very personal investment in sharing historical facts about the Underground Railroad. She can accommodate private tours as well as large groups. My husband and I went on a private tour and Lezlie picked us up at our rental and dropped us back after the tour. She... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Very educational and inspiring! We had a great time with the tour operator and learned so much about the struggles the freedom seekers experienced while pursuing freedom in Canada

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Lezlie Harper provides an amazing insight into the lives of African American freedom seekers in the Niagara region, starting with her own family's amazing story of escape from slavery. She is funny, engaging and extremely knowledgable. You'll learn about the importance of the Niagara River in Canadian and American history. The tour adds a whole new dimension to a visit... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

My best friend and I looked forward to seeing the traditional sights in the Ontario Falls area, but we wanted a unique experience, as well. Niagara Bound Tours was exactly what we hoped for. We were picked up at our hotel and taken on an extremely informative 4 hour tour of historical sites connected to the Underground Railroad and the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

We had a family tour this weekend. it was very informative, new facts, new places. History not from textbook through real life stories. Lezlie is an amazing professional. Looking forward to have her lecture in my daughter's school.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Whenever I travel, I love to find out the history of a region. As an African-American, I'm especially interested in understanding the lives of people who came before me. Where did they live? How did they live? While visiting Niagara Falls, I participated in an African-American tour led by Lezlie Harper Wells. What can I say? The experience was nothing... More 

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GeraldineLady, Owner at Niagara Bound Tours - Underground Railroad/Black history tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am planning on taking people to new destinations in 2016. Follow Niagara Bound Tours on Facebook for more information. Hope we meet again someday! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

Lezlie knows so much about Niagara and shares her amazing knowledge. I have taken two tours with Lezlie and will be back again soon!

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

Leslie gave us a great tour and really knew her subject. She also adapted the tour to our group. I loved it.

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