Pennsylvania

Underground Railroad Museum at Belmont Mansion

Experience the Underground Railroad through a mansion that lived it. The Palladian style Belmont Mansion belonged to English lawyer and land management agent William Peters during the 18th century. During the American Revolution, historical figures such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson stayed at the mansion. Groups will learn about slavery in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the stories of those associated with the mansion. Exhibits feature photos, reenactors, audio stations, and more to help your group understand the history of the Underground Railroad. 
 
Contact Info 
Address: 2200 Belmont Mansion Dr., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131. Philadelphia County. Tel: 215-878-8844. Email: BThorn1653@aol.com. Website: www.belmontmansion.org. Hrs: Vary by season.  
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-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