An Underground Railroad Station and House Museum

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    Re-enactor Harriet Tubman performs at Annual Juneteenth Celebration

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    Family views the “well” that led to Spring House, a haven for enslaved Africans

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    Exterior roof where enslaved Africans hid from slave catching authorities

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    Visitor intently engaged by Johnson House artifacts and exhibits

WELCOME

The Johnson House Historic Site is Philadelphia’s only accessible and intact stop on the Underground Railroad. During the 19th century, and for several generations beyond, The Johnson House was owned by a family of Quaker abolitionists who worked with European Americans, and African Americans — free and enslaved, to secure safe passage to freedom along the extensive network of clandestine routes and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad.

When visiting the Johnson House Historic Site you will acquire an understanding of the audacious men and women who labored for the freedom of others, and gain an appreciation for the courageous decisions made by the enslaved to embark on a perilous, hope-filled journey to freedom.

Holiday Caroling & Food Basket Give-a-way

Join us, the 6300 Germantown Business Alliance, churches, residents, and organizations for the 2014 Holiday Caroling & Food Basket Give-a-way on Thursday, December 11, 2014, 5pm – 7pm.  This FREE community event is held to celebrate the Holiday Season with “Christmas caroling” led by area church choirs and anyone who wants to sing!  Afterwards, enjoy hot apple cider and baked goodies.  Holiday food baskets will be distributed to needy local families identified by area churches. Would you like to donate?  Contact us at 215-438-1768.  Don’t to forget to RSVP today.

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