Underground Railroad Self-Guided Tour
Location & Visitor information
Because of its location on Lake Erie, the number of railroad lines, the Huron and Vermilion rivers, and the Milan Canal, Erie County was a leading Great Lakes Port and a major terminal on the Underground Railroad. Since historic records on this topic are rare and many sites have been destroyed, only a few of the remaining sites and people influential in this movement have been highlighted in a brochure that offers a narrative as you take the self-guided tour throughout Erie County. Brochures and maps can be obtained from the Shores and Islands Ohio welcome centers. Call or stop by a welcome center for a free copy of the self-guided tour map and brochure, and learn all about the history of freedom.