Tours & Events

Tour dates for 2019 coming soon!

Underground Railroad Guided Bus Tours

Third Sunday of the month from May through October

Please join us!

Our popular, family-friendly bus tours led by a knowledgeable local guide.

Visit documented Underground Railroad sites, historic homes, and Quaker

meetinghouses while learning about local abolitionists and antislavery activity in the

Kennett Square area. The tour also presents the contributions of local African

Americans and their faith communities in the quest for freedom from slavery.

The 2018 Tour Dates

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May 20, 2018

June 17, 2018

July 15, 2018

Aug. 19, 2018

Sept. 16, 2018

Oct. 21, 2018

Time: 2:30 PM–4:30 PM
Please arrive by 2:15 PM for check-in.
Tours take place rain or shine and last approximately 2 hours.
The 24-passenger bus is air-conditioned.

Starting Location: Brandywine Valley Tourist Information (more information below)
300 Greenwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Limited seating. Advance reservations are required.

For more information, call 484-544-5070 or email
KURC reserves the right to cancel a tour due to insufficient participation. Registrants will be contacted a few days in advance if the tour is canceled, and payments will be refunded.

Brandywine Valley Tourism Information Center

Located across from the entrance gates to Longwood Gardens, this building, which dates from circa 1855, was Longwood Progressive Friends Meetinghouse. The meetinghouse became a beacon to reformers throughout the United States for such movements as abolition, temperance,and women’s rights. Renowned speakers and visitors included Harriet Tubman, FrederickDouglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Sojourner Truth. It is a National Park Service Network to Freedom Site.

Please park in the first row to the right of the building, at the base of the hill. You are welcome to visit inside before or after the tour. The center is open daily 9 AM–5 PM. Explore what Chester County has to offer and speak with the friendly knowledgeable staff. Public restrooms are available.