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Johnson House Historic Site

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3 out of 5 stars
The Johnson House Historic Site in Germantown was a stop on the Underground Railroad
Photograph: Courtesy Visit Philly/R. Kennedy

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Built in 1768 by a Quaker abolitionist family by the name of Johnson, this home served as a stop along the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman was even sheltered and fed here during the 1800s. Tourists today can take tours of the mansion, which includes a peek into the third-story attic where runaway slaves were hidden, and a look at exterior damage it sustained during the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Germantown, when the house took hits from musket rounds and cannonballs.


Address: 6306 Germantown Ave
Cross street: between W Pomona St and Washington Ln
Price: $8, seniors $6, children 12 and under $4
Opening hours: Thu, Fri 10am–4pm; Sat 1:15–3:15pm
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