Central New York and the birth of the Oneida County Freedom Trail
The Underground Railroad was more than a route to freedom; it was a movement that transcended the lines of race and gender -- not just nationally, but here in Oneida County. The county's efforts along the freedom trail highlighted the cooperation of free and enslaved groups -- Black, white, men, women who pushed New York state and the nation one step closer to universal freedom.
Visit the Oneida County History Center to see this unique exhibit about the Underground Railroad. This exhibit highlights how abolitionist sentiments emerged and grew in central New York with the Oneida Institute while also spotlighting a few of Utica's own developments in the freedom struggle, including the Utica Riot, Utica Rescue, and Post Avenue settlements.
Exhibit Title Panel
Underground Railroad Exhibit
Oneida County History Center
Backstory and Context