Multicultural Heritage in Philadelphia & The Countryside PA

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  • 210 Arch St Philadelphia, PA 19106-4512
    Cyrus Bustill, a mulatto who was born into bondage and later purchased his freedom, represented the principles for which the American Revolution was fought. As a free black man, he was caught in a...
  • 126 Elfreths Alley Philadelphia, PA 19106-2006
    215-574-0560
    House 126, on the nation's oldest continuously occupied residential street, was home to three mantuamakers, or dressmakers, from 1762-1813. They are typical of 18th Century urban women who worked...
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  • 2207 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
    215-545-0391
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  • 611 Spring Garden Street Philadelphia, PA 19123
    215-627-2332
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  • 6133 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19144-2046
    215-843-0943
    Germantown, the site of the first permanent settlement of Mennonites in America, has been called "The Gateway of American Mennonitism," through which most North American Mennonites have...
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  • 1001 Cathedral Rd. Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
    267-502-2600
    Glencairn Museum educates visitors about the history of religion, using art and artifacts from a variety of cultures and time periods. Religious life through the ages is presented by means of a...
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  • 859 County Line Rd. Horsham, PA 19044
    215-343-0965
    This unusual country house on 42 acres was erected between 1723 and 1735 and served as the summer home for colonial Governor Sir William Keith. Sold to Dr. Thomas Graeme in 1739, it is the only...
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  • 3615 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104-2612
    215-386-2984
    Sarah Clarkson Ralston (1766-1820) founded this organization in 1817 and took an active role in its management until her death. Like many of her contemporaries, she used her personal resources and...
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  • 336 Lombard St Philadelphia, PA 19147-1529
    James Forten was born in Philadelphia to free black parents. Forten worked closely with other antislavery leaders, such as Richard Allen and Absalom Jones, and was a founding member of the Free...
  • 6306 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19144-1908
    215-438-1768
    Formerly a station on the Underground Railroad. At this time the Johnson House is the only site in Philadelphia that interprets the Underground Railroad.
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