If you are interested in historic houses and the Underground Railroad this is definitely the area to visit. Within 30 minutes of Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast there are four historic sites. One is in Kennett Square and the other three are in the Philadelphia area, just a short drive from us. In Kennett Square stop first at the Underground Museum where you will get an overview of the area, learn about the history and possibly see a re-enactment and view a map of dozens of other Chester County underground railroad sites.
In July and August there will be special Heritage Summer Guided Bus Tours.
July Heritage Summer Guided Bus Tour – Sunday, July 16, 2017 click here for info.
August Heritage Summer Guided Bus Tour – Sunday, August 20, 2017 click here.
September Heritage Summer Guided Bus Tour – Sunday, September 17, 2017 click here.
Or you can get additional information from the Kennett Underground Railroad by emailing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next day head into the Philadelphia area for other historic houses with ties to the Underground Railroad. The first is Belmont mansion which has 18th and 19th century history and stresses the people involved with the underground railroad. When I saw the photograph of Cedar Grove I was quite surprised at how similar the architecture is to Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast. For more information click here. The Philadelphia area is one of the major areas for abolitionist movements. You really should plan several days to visit. To learn more about all the sites and tours click here.