Underground Railroad of Delaware

Delaware’s Underground Railroad is an intriguing story of courage, heroism, and personal sacrifice.

As the northernmost slave state, Delaware was considered the last stop to freedom and played a vital role in the Abolitionist Movement of the 18th century. Kick off your day at the Delaware History Museum and get a glimpse of the First State’s history and heritage. Visit the Center for African American Heritage, then stop next door at the Old Town Hall, to observe jail cells once used to hold slaves and abolitionist meetings. Continue onto Historic New Castle, Delaware’s first capital. Visit the Underground Railroad Exhibit in the New Castle Court House Museum. Enjoy an included lunch at Jessop’s Tavern, a colonial tavern dating back to 1724. Next we travel to Dover to visit the home and plantation of John Dickinson, one of the founding fathers of the United States and signer of the Constitution. The Plantation features Dickinson’s original 1740 brick home, reconstructed farm buildings and a log dwelling. Tours of the plantation enable visitors to compare and contrast lifestyles of the wealthy Dickinson family with those of poor whites, enslaved individuals and free blacks residing in Kent County during the 1700s and early 1800s.

Philadelphia from $75.00 pp – Closed on Mondays