• 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.
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    • Free Admission
    • Restrooms
    • Guided Tours
    • Self-guided tours
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