top of page

What is the Saltwater Railroad?

The Saltwater Underground Railroad was a loose network of places and people that assisted enslaved Africans in their quest for freedom. Traditionally, the Underground Railroad heads North to Canada,  but this virtual tour powered by Google Earth technology focuses on the lesser known Southern railroad path from Georgia, South Carolina and Florida to The Bahamas, a former British colony where free Africans developed sustainable communities that still exist today.

Experience the Saltwater Underground Railroad through our Google Earth Virtual Tour

Click the image below to begin.

Image of Google Earth Virtual Tour Map showing Underground Railroad locations in the Southeastern United States and The Bahamas.

Subscribe to get Saltwater Railroad content delivered to your mailbox!

Thanks for subscribing!

bottom of page