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Uncovering the Underground Railroad

UncoveringtheUndergroundRailroadGrades 5–8, Illinois Learning Standards 14D, 16A,B,D, 18B

Using various historical sources, students piece together what it was like to escape on the Underground Railroad and evaluate whether there is enough evidence to prove it passed through Lake County.


This program is available year-round at the Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda.


$3/person ($5/person nonresident) 1 hour 15 minutes, 30 people/group max

Concurrent programs are available.


Reservations are taken by phone at 847-968-3321. Make reservations now—plan early to help ensure you get a schedule that meets your needs. Learn more »


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