• Overview

    Step back in time to an era when courage, conviction and a passion for freedom were paramount. The Rev. Peter Mott was an agent of the Underground Railroad in the 19th century. He used his home, built in 1845, as a station on the secret network helping the enslaved escape to freedom. The house is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places as a rare example of the home of a free Black man active in the movement in a Black community. Lawnside remains the only African-American municipality incorporated in New Jersey. Rev. Mott, Sunday School superintendent at Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church, lived in the house with his wife Elizabeth Ann within what was then called Snow Hill. Open Sat. Noon - 3 pm, weekdays by appointment for groups of six or more. Admission: $10 for adults; $5 for students under18.
  • Amenities

    • Free Admission
    • Restrooms
    Activities
    • Guided Tours
    • Self-guided tours
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    •  Lodging

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    •  Activities

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    •  Events

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      • Muddy Paws Farm Rescue Spring Festival
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      • Run The Vineyards 5K
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      •   Activities

        Haddonfield Plays & Players
        1.0 MI
        856-429-8139
        View >
      •   Activities

        Haddon Heights Downtown
        1.1 MI
        856-261-2943
        View >
      •   Activities

        Flying Fish Brewing Co.
        1.1 MI
        856-504-3442
        View >
      •   Activities

        Lawnside Historic District
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        856-546-8850
        View >
      •   Activities

        Voorhees Town Center
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        856-772-1950
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      •   Activities

        Markeim Arts Center
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        View >
      •   Lodging

        Haddonfield Inn
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        856-428-2195
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      •   Activities

        King's Road Brewing Company
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