Peter Mott House

Visit a station along the Underground Railroad in the historic African-American town of Lawnside. Opened as a museum in 2001, Peter Mott, free man and Underground Railroad conductor, lived in the house from 1844 to 1879. Mott and his wife offered refuge to escaped slaves in the mid 1800s. Groups will learn about the Mott family, how Lawnside emerged as a viable, modern community since the Civil War era, and see reenactments featuring Clinton Higgs Jr. as Peter Mott. 
 
Contact Info 
Address: 26 Kings Court, Lawnside, NJ 08045. Camden County. Tel: 856-546-8850. Email: Tours@PeterMottHouse.org. Website: www.petermotthouse.org/museum.html. Hrs: By appointment.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. 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