Underground Railroad Attractions in Philadelphia and Brandywine Valley

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.

Detailed map with drawings of houses, animals, and people related to the underground railroad in Chester County Pennsylvania

Map showing Underground railroad sites in Chester County Pennsylvania.

In July and August there will be special Heritage Summer Guided Bus Tours.

July Heritage Summer Guided Bus Tour – Sunday, July 16, 2017 

August Heritage Summer Guided Bus Tour – Sunday, August 20, 2017  

September Heritage Summer Guided Bus Tour – Sunday, September 17, 2017

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.  The Philadelphia area is one of the major areas for abolitionist movements.  You really should plan several days to visit. 

A historic house in Philadelphia with underground railroad ties.

Belmont Mansion, one of the houses associated with the Underground railroad

Historic Colonial house associated with the underground railroad

Cedar Grove , a Colonial house with Underground Railroad associations