The book Twelve Years a Slave is the true story of a man whose life before, and after, slavery was spent along Lakes to Locks Passage. Born a free black man in the Lake Champlain region, Solomon Northup spent much of his young life working on the farm and the Champlain Canal. He was considered a fine fiddler, and was able to earn a living playing. In 1841, Solomon was tricked into traveling to Washington DC from Saratoga, where he was sold into slavery and held captive for twelve years. Upon his return to his wife and family in Glens Falls, NY, Solomon lectured on behalf of the abolitionist movement, telling about his experiences and the evils of slavery. Solomon Northup Day is now celebrated in Saratoga, Fort Edward and Plattsburgh by the North Star Underground Railroad Museum. Explore the landscape, history and heritage of Solomon Northup and the Champlain Line of the Underground Railroad.
Grave of Elmer Ellsworth
Quaker Meeting House (Easton)
Greenwich Underground Railroad Walking Tour (Mowry Park)
Baker Cemetery (Burial Site of Mintus Northup)
Hudson Falls Civil War Monument
Guide Board Sign