Bucks County Was Home to Several Underground Railroad Locations, Many of Which Can Still Be Visited Today

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The area played a large role in the success of the Underground Railroad.

During the time of the Underground Railroad, many locations in Bucks County served as important spots in the fight for freedom. Thomas K. Phillips wrote about the spots for Visit Bucks County.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Bucks County was home to many important stops on the Underground Railroad. Many of the taverns, farms, and churches that comprised this secret network of safe places that aided runaways on their journey northward can still be visited today.

The cellar of the 1870 Wedgwood Inn of New Hope was used to hide people on their journey north during the time of the Underground Railroad. The Gazebo on the property leads down to the underground tunnel system used by people to reach the canal.

Buckingham Friends Meeting House in Buckingham Township was host to a series of anti-slavery lectures after its members gave up slave ownership in 1776. Today, it is a place of worship.

Mount Gilead Church in New Hope is the first all-African-American congregation in Bucks County and was a critical stop on the Underground Railroad.

The Continental Tavern in Yardley, The Newtown Theatre, and Harriet Tubman Memorial Statue in Bristol are just some of many Underground Railroad-related stops in Bucks County.

Read more about the Underground Railroad in Bucks County at Visit Bucks County.

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