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The Chester County History Center will hold Walking Tours of downtown West Chester highlighting the abolitionist activities of its citizens, their sacrifices, and their impact on the Underground Railroad in Chester County and walking tours on the story of West Chester’s Black population through the 21st century featuring history makers like Bayard Rustin, Horace Pippin, Abraham Shadd, Mary Ann Shadd Cary, and more.

The Underground Railroad was a network of people offering shelter and aid to enslaved men, women, and children on their journeys to freedom. This family-friendly walking tour will visit eight locations around downtown West Chester that served as a backdrop for the people involved in this clandestine operation. The tour covers approximately 1.25 miles, lasts 90 minutes, and is entirely outdoors; sidewalks and terrain may be uneven. The event is rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.

Once purchased, tickets are NONREFUNDABLE. Your admission fee supports the educational mission of the Chester County History Center. Thank you for your support!

$15.00 (20% Discount for Members with Code)


Walking tours will be held throughout the month of June:

June 18th

  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

June 19th

  • 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

June 25th

  • 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Register for Walking Tours

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