It was a dangerous journey for slaves escaping to freedom. They had to hide during the day and travel quietly at night. Often the journey to freedom was several hundred miles. Some people who opposed slavery helped the runaway slaves travel to Canada, where they would be safe.
The name for the road to freedom was the Underground Railroad. Houses on the Underground Railroad were called stations, and the people who ran the stations were called conductors. Levi Coffin was an important conductor for the Underground Railroad. He helped over 3,000 slaves escape.
Groups that visit the Levi Coffin House State Historic Site may expect to meet the following objectives:
* Teachers may write the Museum on school letterhead to obtain a username/password to access the answer pages.
Free! - Indiana students, as part of a pre-arranged school field trip
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday
Joanna E. Hahn, Site Manager
|Location:||East Central Indiana, USA|
Highest Point in Indiana
|Mail:||50 North 5th St.
Richmond, IN 47374
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