Video: Starr Clark Tin Shop and Underground Railroad Museum

The Haunted History Trail of New York State has  several locations with backstories of significant American history. The Starr Clark Tin Shop and Underground Railroad Museum in Mexico, NY  (1000 Islands/Seaway – Oswego County) is one of New York State’s most well-documented locations on the Underground Railroad. Walking through the front doors into the authentic tin shop, it’s easy to escape back in time and imagine what it must have been like. The deeper significance is that it was a stop on the Underground Railroad – where escaped slaves sought refuge on their final steps towards freedom. The Clark family were anti-slavery activists for over 30 years, making their shop and residence safe refuge for slaves getting to Canada. A  captivating and inspiring chapter in American history, the Underground Railroad is still a relevant and popular subject over 170 years later. Knowing the history of this place, you can also understand that things happen here “that can’t be explained.”

 

 

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