6 Incredible Places Around Massachusetts That Were Once Part Of The Underground Railroad

The underground railroad was a string of safe houses that extended from the American south all the way to Canada. It provided escaped slaves a means of reaching freedom in the north, especially after the Fugitive Slave Acts were passed in 1793 and 1850.

These incredible places in Massachusetts were stops on the underground railroad, sheltering runaway slaves on their way to freedom.

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There’s so much history hidden in plain sight here. You should also check out this abandoned 1950s neighborhood in Massachusetts.