8 Incredible Places Around Philadelphia That Were Once Part Of The Underground Railroad

Philadelphia has a strong Quaker heritage and was central to the Abolitionist movement in this country. It’s no surprise that many influential Philadelphians worked tirelessly to assist runaway and fugitive slaves on their road to freedom. Today, there’s evidence of the struggle for basic human rights in many of the city’s neighborhoods. Take a few minutes to read about these historic places along the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia is evidence that even though we were suffering through a dark, horrible time in our country’s history, people came together to do what was right. If you enjoy experiencing Philadelphia history and significant contributions by Philadelphians, you’ll want to read about the 14 Best Museums In Philadelphia That You Absolutely Must Visit, and plan a trip this spring.