The Freethought Trail is an informal historic trail comprising some eighty marked and unmarked historic sites important to freethought, abolitionism, women's rights/suffrage, sex radicalism, and anarchism. All are within 100 miles or less of the Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum in Dresden, in New York's famed Finger Lakes District.
During the 19th century the Erie Canal corridor between Rochester and the Syracuse area teemed with social ferment and reform activism, from the first woman's rights convention to the Underground Railroad, from the first expose of the Book of Mormon (published before the scripture itself!) to the bankrolling of John Brown's raid. If you'll be visiting the Northeast this summer, make plans to visit the sites that interest you most.
And don't forget, the Ingersoll Museum -- North America's only freethought museum -- is open every weekend through the end of October. Learn more or request personalized travel info below: