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Johnson House Historic Site

Johnson House Historic Site

The Johnson House Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark in Germantown, was a safe shelter and a crucial stop on the Underground Railroad thanks to the Johnson family who supported enslaved Africans seeking freedom. Recently, a hatch door was discovered in the third floor attic where runaway slaves often escaped to elude bounty hunters.

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Tags: History, Museums & Attractions

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