Explore historic homes in Delaware where each location tells a rich legacy, one that may be decades or even centuries old, but is all brough back to life with guided tours and historic interpreters. Here’s a look at some of the top historic homes, heading from north to south.
Underground Railroad in Delaware
Experience first-hand the stories of courage, heroism and sacrifice as you journey through Delaware sites that served vital roles during the Underground Railroad. View various locations below to explore or follow the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway throughout the state to lead you to top sites.
“Unwavering Courage in the Pursuit of Freedom” :
Admire a masterful bronze statue depicting Harriet Tubman and Thomas Garrett guiding slaves along the Underground Railroad. Take time to enjoy the surrounding Riverfront Park named for the abolitionists.
Mitchell Center for African American Heritage at the Delaware History Museum :
The Center collects, preserves and researches African American History and features the exhibition “Journey to Freedom” which explores Delaware’s African American history back to the first black resident Antoni Swart, who was transported from the West Indies in 1639.
New Castle Courthouse Museum :
Take a tour of the Courthouse where the trials of abolitionists Thomas Garrett and John Hunn were held and learn about the Underground Railroad in an exhibit at this National Historic Landmark built in 1732.
Appoquinimink Meeting House :
Constructed in 1785, this Quaker Meeting House was a site of refuge and shelter for runaway slaves on the trail to freedom.
Corbit-Sharp House :
This National Landmark, built in 1774, served as salves’ safe harbor along their dangerous journey and the property demonstrates the significance of local land and water routes which lead to freedom.
Camden Friends Meeting House :
This house of worship built in central Delaware in 1805 was a hub of anti-slavery minded individuals who assisted countless slaves in their quest for freedom.