The Mission of the National Underground Railroad Museum is to fulfill a moral obligation to present the truth historically and educationall of black and white culture and history, as it relates to our joint heritages in Maysville, Mason County and the nation as a whole.
The National Underground Railroad Museum (NURM) was organized, founded and incorporated in the fall of 1994 by community members of Mason County and surrounding areas and officially opening to the public in 1995 at the former location in the Welcome Center on Third Street in downtown Maysville.
The museum is the first nationally established museum dedicated to study, chronicle and celebrate the underground railroad movement in the nation and the world. Since 1995, visitors from across the country and overseas have experienced our Ohio River Valley communities of the "Borderland," and shared our mission and vision as a small non profit organization.
For nearly 15 years, the NURM has been dedicated in the preservation of local, state and national history as it relates to the African slave and their American ancestry; the abolitionist movement and the national impact of local anti-slavery activists; and the events leading up to and ending the Civil War. We look forward to your visit and thank our many visitors, supporters and friends!!