Follow the North Star is an award-winning, participatory museum theater experience at Conner Prairie that demonstrates the wide ranging social attitudes toward African-Americans in pre-Civil War Indiana.
Participants travel back to the year 1836 and assume the role of fugitive slaves seeking freedom on the Underground Railroad through Indiana. Traveling as a group, you will encounter a variety of characters, ranging from sympathetic allies to racist antagonists. It is a powerful experience that generates empathy, provokes discussion and immerses visitors in this important part of our nation’s history.
The program, for ages 12 and older, runs 1 hour and 45 minutes; staggered start times every 15 minutes.
Follow the North Star is offered to the general public from 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 20, 21, 27 and 28. Tickets are $20 per person, $17 for museum members. This program is for ages 12 and older.
Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required. Register online at connerprairie.org or by calling 317-776-6000.