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  • I-83 Shrewsbury, PA 17361
    717-334-2100
    Approximately seven miles South of Gettysburg, PA. This boundary, surveyed along the borders of Pennsylvania and Maryland, became a symbol of freedom from oppression for blacks enslaved in southern...
  • 419 S. Sixth St. Philadelphia, PA 19147-1431
    215-925-0616
    Walk on hallowed ground, the mother church of the nation's first black denomination. The third edifice in a series of four was a hostel on the underground railroad.
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  • 40 N. Main St. Muncy, PA 17756-1004
    The Muncy Historical Society features a museum of local historical items and documents.
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  • 900 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19107-4220
    215-606-0100
    Federal archives for historical and genealogical research, exhibits and workshops.
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  • 525 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215-409-6700
    Located on Independence Mall in Historic Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center illuminates constitutional ideals and inspires active citizenship through a state-of-the-art museum...
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  • 600 Grant St Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2702
    Located at the Heinz headquarters on Sixth Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. Jane Grey Swisshelm witnessed slavery firsthand and became dedicated to the abolition movement for the Underground Railroad...
  • 524 Market St Philadelphia, PA 19103
    The President's House Commemorative Site, erected just steps away from the Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall, serves as a permanent, outdoor installation that honors the memory of the...
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  • 97 Taneytown Rd Gettysburg, PA 17325-2804
    Site of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address - said to be a "masterpiece of the English language" in 272 words. Credited as being the president that "freed the slaves," the speech noted ...
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  • 269 S. Washington St. Gettysburg, PA 17325-2522
    717-334-9851
    Home of the "Slave Refugee Society," established in 1840 as "a means to help those who sought freedom from the 'tyrannical yoke of oppression.'" St. Paul's was the center of black life and culture...
  • 45 S. Queen St Lancaster, PA 17603-3964
    Thaddeus Stevens/Lydia Hamilton Smith Historic Site Currently under construction and restoration, the home of Thaddeus Stevens and Lydia Hamilton Smith will become a historical museum. This museum...
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