My goal for this February is to visit two ("2") or three ("3") underground railroad sites in the NJ, NY and PA area in celebration of Black History month.
Underground Railroad Locations (excerpted from the above URL):
List of Underground Railroad sites located in New Jersey:Grimes Homestead, Mountain Lakes, New JerseyHolden Hilton House — Jersey CityThomas Vreeland Jackson and John Vreeland Jackson house — Jersey CityMott House — Lawnside BoroughRed Maple Farm — Monmouth JunctionGrimes Homestead — Mountain LakesRhoads Chapel — Saddlertown, Haddon TownshipBethel AME Church — SpringtownVan Leer Log Cabin — SwedesboroMount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church — Woolwich TownshipList of Underground Railroad sites located in New York
Harriet Tubman, Brown John, Gerrit SmithStephen and Harriet Myers House — AlbanyAllegany County network: Baylies Bassett — Alfred and others (including Henry Crandall Home — Almond; William Sortore Farm — Belmont); Marcus Lucas Home — Corning;
Thatcher Brothers — Hornell, McBurney House — Canisteo (now in town of Hornellsville);
William Knight — ScioHarriet Tubman House and Thompson AME Zion Church — AuburnNorth Star Underground Railroad Museum — Ausable ChasmMichigan Street Baptist Church — BuffaloCadiz, Franklinville area network: Merlin Mead House and others, including John Burlingame, Alfred Rice, Isaac Searle, and the owner of the Stagecoach InnMcClew Farm at Murphy Orchards — BurtSt. James AME Zion Church — IthacaJohn Brown Farm State Historic Site — Lake PlacidStarr Clock Tinshop — MexicoAbolitionist Place — New York City: Brooklyn. Abolitionist Place is a section of Duffield Street in downtown Brooklyn that used to be a center of anti-slavery and Underground Railroad activity. New York City was one of the busiest ports in the world in the 19th century. Some freedom seekers traveled aboard ships amongst cargo, like tobacco or cotton from the Southern United States and arrived in Brooklyn a few blocks away from Abolitionist Place. Underground Railroad conductors helped these freedom seekers, as well as people who traveled north on the Underground Railroad. They were provided needed shelter, like at the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims; clothing; and food.
Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims — New York City: BrooklynNiagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center — Niagara FallsBuckout-Jones Building — OswegoEdwin W. and Charlotte Clarke House — OswegoHamilton and Rhoda Littlefield House — OswegoJohn B. and Lydia Edwards House — OswegoOrson Ames House — Mexico, Oswego CountyOswego Market House — OswegoOswego School District Public Library (presumably the Oswego City Library) — OswegoRichardson-Bates House Museum — OswegoTudor E. Grant — OswegoGerrit Smith Estate and Land Office — PeterboroSamuel and Elizabeth Cuyler House Site — PultneyvilleFoster Memorial AME Zion Church — TarrytownEber Pettit Home - Versailles
List of Underground Railroad sites located in Pennsylvania:People's Hall in ErcildounKaufman's Station — Boiling SpringsOakdale — Chadds FordJohn Brown House — ChambersburgDobbin House — GettysburgThaddeus Stevens Home and Law Office – LancasterJohnson House — PhiladelphiaLiberty Bell, Independence National Historical Park — PhiladelphiaWhite Horse Farm — PhoenixvilleHovenden House, Barn and Abolition Hall — Plymouth MeetingBethel AME Zion Church — ReadingF. Julius LeMoyne House WashingtonWilliam Goodrich House — YorkMortonson–Van Leer Log Cabin — Van Leer Cabin
Cape May recently opened a Harriet Tubman Museum:
That list includes the Liberty Bell, which may not be a traditional Underground Railroad site itself, but it does have an interesting history presented as you walk through the Liberty Bell Center.
There are markers and other underground railroad sites in and around Philly:
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