For thousands of escaped slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Underground Railroad represented hope for a new life. This secret network of hidden, safe places relied on abolitionists and kind communities to aid runaways on their journey northward. Bucks County was home to many important stops on the railroad from taverns and churches to privately owned farms, many of which can still be visited today.
Here is a unique look inside two of Bucks County’s passages. The first is a residence, not open to the public. It is located at 90 E State Street in Doylestown and is home to Goldman Law Office. William Goldman provides Visit Bucks County with an exclusive glimpse into history.
The second location is Wedgewood Inn, located at 111 W Bridge Street in New Hope. Carl Glassman, Innkeeper, walks us through the hidden underground tunnel at this Victorian bed & breakfast.
Click here for more information and a full list of Underground Railroad spots in Bucks County.