Johnson House Historic Site - NHL Reopen Day!

18apr1:00 pm3:00 pmJohnson House Historic Site - NHL Reopen Day!

Event Details

  • Reenactment 2pm; garden and grounds open 1pm – 3pmjohnson house
  • 6306 Germantown Ave, the SEPTA bus route #23 stops right at the corner of our museum
  • Tickets are free for registered Reopen House Day visitors
  • RSVP encouraged: register at
  • Meet Wendy Burton, who will re-enact Lucy (husband) John Douglass (“Dugles”), African American abolitionists who lived in a in a Germantown “log-cabin”.  The Douglasses made shoes, probably with leather from the Johnson’s tannery and were able to work on farms or even as paid servants of Johnsons and others –  and also “work the neighborhood”. If John and Lucy openly talked about William Lloyd Garrison, the Liberator paper, and anti-slavery, then there must have been a climate to do so.
  • Tours limited to no more than 5 people per group



Johnson House Historic Site 6306 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA

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