Underground Railroad Heritage in Philadelphia & The Countryside PA

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  • 701 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106-1504
    215-574-0380
    The African American Museum in Philadelphia collects and preserves art and artifacts and, through exhibitions and programs, interprets the history and stories of African Americans and those of the...
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  • 2000 Belmont Mansion Drive Philadelphia, PA 19131
    215-878-8844
    Experience 18th and 19th century history through the events and lives of people associated with Belmont Mansion in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, PA. Our house museum is dedicated to colonial...
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  • 1330 W. Berks St, Fl 1 Philadelphia, PA 19122-6087
    215-204-6632
    Accumulated by the eponymous scholar over three decades, the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection has materials on the global black experience in all formats: books, pamphlets, journals,...
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  • 225 North High Street West Chester, PA 19380
    610-692-4800
    Chester County Historical Society is a vibrant place where people encounter, explore and learn about the past. With diverse audiences and Chester County's unique heritage at its core, Chester...
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  • 1837 University Cir., P.O. Box 200 Cheyney, PA 19319
    610-399-2275
    Founded in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is the oldest of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America. The founding of Cheyney...
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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...
  • 16 Winthrop Rd Darby, PA 19023-1116
    610-583-4386
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  • 1300 Locust St. Philadelphia, PA 19107-5661
    215-732-6200
    Founded in 1824, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) collects, preserves, and actively explores the origins, development, and diversity of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the nation. HSP...
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  • 143 S. Third St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
    215-965-2305
    The most historic square mile in the most historic city in America. Independence National Historical Park, locally referred to as Independence Mall, covers several blocks of Old City Philadelphia....
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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...
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