Web Features
Tour the Historic South or learn more about the Underground Railroad

Parks & Sites
Visit one of the many NPS sites dedicated to preserving African American heritage

Learn More
Information about the many NPS books and magazines on Black History

  Underground Railroad



Aboard the
Underground Railroad

The National Register takes you on a tour of many historic places that played a significant role in helping slaves escape to freedom.

The recent growth in the study and interpretation of African American History within the National Park Service illustrates the comprehensive attempt by many park units to tell their parts of this story to the American people. By using new scholarship, National Park Service historians, archeologists and other preservation specialists have come to understand more of the great breath and depth of this shared history and its relationship to the overall fabric of American History. The National Park Service will continue to work with academic, preservation and other partners to see that all sites associated with this history in the national park system are preserved and interpreted for the education and enjoyment of the American people.

As you read these WEB articles and visit the many links provided, you will learn about our past and the history and events that commemorate our journey through the centuries as a free and sovereign nation. We hope you will rediscover the resources and people that form one part of the mosaic that is the United States of America today.