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

Johnson House Historic Site, Inc. 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 other 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE

After reopening on September 11, 2020 and allowing limited Saturday tours, Johnson House Historic Site regretfully informs its supporters and the general public that no future tours will be conducted until further notice. This decision comes after Mayor Kenney’s announcement to roll back restrictions that were put in place during last spring’s COVID-19 surge. This roll back includes museums. Restrictions will go into effect Friday, November 20, 2020.

We will keep you posted as events change.

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CONTACT

Johnson House Historic Site

6306 Germantown Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144-1908

Tel: 215-438-1768

Fax: 215-438-5510

E-Mail: info@johnsonhouse.org

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