This Obscure Little Delaware Cemetery Is The Resting Place Of One Of History’s Most Famous Americans

Behind a small church in the middle of Delaware’s busiest city is the final resting spot of a true American hero — Thomas Garrett. Garrett was one of the most prominent supporters of the Underground Railroad’s mission to bring fugitive and runaway slaves to freedom, and he left behind a legacy of equality, kindness, and character that we should all strive to honor. His grave is located in a small cemetery at Wilmington’s Friends Meeting House.

For more about the history of the Underground Railroad in Delaware, read 7 Incredible Places Around Delaware That Were Once Part Of The Underground Railroad.