UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, TOLERANCE & INCLUSION
Get a guided tour of abolitionist history in your own backyard. We’ll head first to Abolition Hall in Plymouth Meeting. This site, built in 1856, served as a major stop on the Underground Railroad and a meeting place for prominent abolitionists. Art created by descendants of the original owners is still on display today. We’ll have a full tour given by Whitemarsh Arts Center staff, who recently acquired the property. Our next stop is the Continental Tavern in Yardley. We will enjoy a full buffet lunch and hear from the owner about the amazing find of Underground Railroad tunnels beneath the tavern. We’ll watch a brief film and see artifacts uncovered at the site. Our final stop is Pennsbury Manor, William Penn’s country estate, in Morrisville, where we’ll have a guided tour of the mansion and grounds, now dedicated to preserving the history of the diverse people who lived and worked there. Travel will be by school bus.
Note: The lunch venue is up a flight of stairs and there is no elevator.
Cost includes transportation, guides, lunch, and tips.
552 – $124
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
8:45 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High School promptly at 8:45 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE……IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR A COURSE OR TRIP THROUGH PAYPAL, AND YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR MULTIPLE PEOPLE, YOU MUST INCLUDE THEIR NAMES IN THE INSTRUCTIONS TO MERCHANT SECTION. CTAS CANNOT COMPLETE THE REGISTRATIONS WITHOUT THE NAMES OF ALL THOSE WHO ARE SIGNING UP.
CTAS REQUIRES THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS WEAR A MASK ON THE BUS/TROLLEY.
Proof of vaccination may be also be required. Masks may be required at certain venues.
HISTORY TRIP/COURSE COMBO
Save $12 by signing up for the above class (#17) along with the DEEP DIVE INTO PHILADELPHIA’S ABOLITION MOVEMENT