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Christiana Underground Railroad Center

 FREEDOM BEGAN HERE! …events that occurred on September 11, 1851 in Christiana, Pennsylvania are cited as major flash points that led to the outbreak of the Civil War. These events are described in a guided tour by local historians at the Christiana Underground Railroad Center in an interesting and educational format for all ages. The persons, dates and the locations leading up to and following the Resistance at Christiana – originally called the Christiana Riot — are presented in an authentic and easy-to-follow format of maps, photographs and narratives.

 

Christiana Underground Railroad Center
at Historic Zercher’s Hotel
11 Green Street
Christiana, PA 17509
(610) 593-5340

Visit the Center’s Website

Hours of Operation…

Christiana Underground Railroad Center is open Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Available on Weekends by appointment.

About the Center…

The Christiana Underground Railroad Center at Historic Zercher’s Hotel was established on September 17, 2003 as an Authentic Site by The National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program.
For more information contact The National Park Service’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom at: http://www.nps.gov

At the Museum…

The events that occurred on September 11, 1851 in Christiana, Pennsylvania are cited as major flash points that led to the outbreak of the Civil War. These events are described in a guided tour by local historians at the Christiana Underground Railroad Center in an interesting and educational format for all ages. The persons, dates and the locations leading up to and following the Resistance at Christiana – originally called the Christiana Riot — are presented in an authentic and easy-to-follow format of maps, photographs and narratives.
The map has been reproduced in a brochure that will guide you to the station master’s houses and the points of interest in the rolling hillsides of picturesque Lancaster County and neighboring Chester County.
The brochure is available in advance by contacting 610.593.5340 or [email protected]

About the Hotel…

At the time of the resistance The Center’s building was used as a hotel under the ownership and operation of Frederick Zercher. Over the years, this building has served as a hotel, railroad depot, town post office, telegraph office, jail and currently as the offices of The Charles Bond Company, a manufacturing firm in operation at the site since 1915.

Heritage Tour Stop…

About Christiana, PA…

Click HERE to learn more about Christiana…”where freedom began.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions…

Christiana Underground Railroad Center' Lancaster County PAChristiana Underground Railroad Center’ is located in the beautiful town of Christiana.

 

 

 

 

 

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