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Johnson House Historic Site

Johnson House Historic Site

During the 1800s, the Quaker abolitionist Johnson family sheltered Harriet Tubman and hundreds of other runaway enslaved Africans in the attic of their Germantown home. Today the Johnson House Historic Site remains as Philadelphia’s only intact and accessible stop on the Underground Railroad. Visitors can discover the dramatic history that occurred here through original artifacts, furnishings and other items dating back to the 18th century.

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Tags: African-American, History, Museums & Attractions

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