Audio tour

Audio tourAbolitionist Walking Tour: 15 Amazing Sites in Philadelphia

Only in English

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    Visit 15 historic sites throughout Philadelphia that were important to the Abolitionist movement in the 18th and 19th centuries.

    The tour content is organized numerically in rough chronological order. The recommended walking path does not represent this order, in the interest of shortening the walking distance. If you are not walking through this tour, feel free to listen to the stories in numerical order.

    Please be mindful that two locations on this tour are further than walking distance, and they are not included in the recommended walking path. We suggest you listen to these stories by playing the audio manually, not via the automatic GPS tour option.

    All graphics and documents that you see in this tour come from the collections of the Library Company of Philadelphia, located at 1314 Locust St, Philadelphia PA, 19107. Please visit us in person or at Our Website for more information.

    The Library Company is free and open to the public.
    Reading room and gallery: 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., weekdays
    Print room: by appointment only.
    General Information: (215) 546-3181

    For related information and exhibitions that the Library Company has produced, please see:
    1.) Black Founders
    2.) The Abolition Seminar
    3.) African Americana Collection
    4.) Program in African American History

  3. 1 The Germantown Protest of 1688
  4. 2 Anthony Benezet House
  5. 3 Pennsylvania Act for Gradual Emancipation/ Pennsylvania State House
  6. 4 Black Burial Ground
  7. 5 James Dexter House/ St. Thomas's African Episcopal Church
  8. 6 Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
  9. 7 The President's House
  10. 8 Adelphi Building
  11. 9 James Forten House
  12. 10 Pennsylvania Hall
  13. 11 The Liberty Bell
  14. 12 William Still/ Pennsylvania Antislavery Society Office
  1. Audio tour Summary

    Visit 15 historic sites throughout Philadelphia that were important to the Abolitionist movement in the 18th and 19th centuries.

    The tour content is organized numerically in rough chronological order. The recommended walking path does not represent this order, in the interest of shortening the walking distance. If you are not walking through this tour, feel free to listen to the stories in numerical order.

    Please be mindful that two locations on this tour are further than walking distance, and they are not included in the recommended walking path. We suggest you listen to these stories by playing the audio manually, not via the automatic GPS tour option.

    All graphics and documents that you see in this tour come from the collections of the Library Company of Philadelphia, located at 1314 Locust St, Philadelphia PA, 19107. Please visit us in person or at Our Website for more information.

    The Library Company is free and open to the public.
    Reading room and gallery: 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., weekdays
    Print room: by appointment only.
    General Information: (215) 546-3181

    For related information and exhibitions that the Library Company has produced, please see:
    1.) Black Founders
    2.) The Abolition Seminar
    3.) African Americana Collection
    4.) Program in African American History

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