Pennsylvania

Johnson House Historic Site

Johnson House is an Underground Railroad station and a house museum where groups can deepen their understanding of the Underground Railroad. Owned by the Johnson family until 1908, their anti-slavery beliefs lead them to open the house to escaped slaves. Groups can see the roof where slaves hid from the authorities, the well that led to the Spring House, historical artifacts such as ankle shackles and collars, historic reenactments, and more. College groups will enjoy the site’s history lectures held throughout the year. 
 
Contact Info 
Address: 6306 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19144. Philadelphia County. Tel: 215-438-1768. Email: info@johnsonhouse.org. Website: www.johnsonhouse.org. Hrs: Vary by season.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours.  Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue