Honor the past.
Celebrate our heritage.
Look to the future with courage and pride.

Today, more than any other time in our country's history, communities are uniting to promote the values and commitments that contribute to the ongoing quest for freedom around the world. The Kennett Underground Railroad Center fosters this movement by celebrating American heroes whose courage led them to dare so much, simply to live a decent life.

Welcome!

The Kennett Underground Railroad Center takes visitors  back in history to a time when slavery existed in our nation and the underground railroad was a "trackless trail." Follow that trail with us. Meet the people, hear the legends and learn the facts. Understand why the underground railroad is one of the greatest and most revered events in our country’s history.

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Our Re-enactment Series: "Has Thee Heard?"

Watch for our popular reenactments featuring Coxes, Pennocks, Barnards, and other local heroes of the past in period costume.

Eavesdrop on their secret conversations and learn about their help to freedom seekers such as Johnson Hayes Walker and Joseph Carter.

Date(s) to be announced.

 

Where is Hannah Cox's Diary?

Help us solve a mystery. Click here.

The Kennett Underground Railroad Map

Explore the area's Underground Railroad sites with this clickable map of Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, with pictures and descriptions of many important stops on the "trackless trail." Click Here.

Our Mission

The Kennett Underground Railroad Center, a multicultural and diverse organization, celebrates the values that brought an end to slavery in America and the heroes whose courage led them to dare so much, simply to live a decent life.

Surrounded by one of the greatest concentrations of Underground Railroad stations in the country, we seek to identify and preserve buildings, artifacts, and documents associated with that inspiring time in our history for the purpose of educating present generations and those to come.

Learn more about what we do.

Take an online tourof our former museum space, to learn about KURC's approach and scope.

Read the story of  Johnson Hayes Walker , one of the many slaves who came through Kennett Square.

Here's a link to a February 2009 story about Kennett's Underground Railroad sites in the Washington Post.

For more local history, visit Kennett Square History

For more area information visit: www.brandywinevalley.com.