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Welcome to the

Kennett Underground Railroad Center

We are so pleased to announce that KURC has received a grant sponsorship award from HADLEY!! 
HADLEY supports interactive cultural and social enrichment programs which bring together disparate groups of people to promote understanding, justice, social equity, and a vibrant, healthy Kennett community.  
Through their generosity, we are able to subsidize our bus tours and bring in speakers and authors to educate the community on the topic of the Underground Railroad.  We cannot thank them enough!!
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The Underground Railroad in Kennett Square

Bus Tours

Tickets are now on sale!!!  

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KURC is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, dedicated to telling the stories of Underground Railroad sites and participants in this area.  We invite you to attend our special events or take a guided tour with one of our knowledgeable local guides.

We have received a shout out from Travel Lemming!  We are included in their article "21 Best Day Trips from Philadelphia". Click here to see the other 20 ideas! Thanks so much Travel Lemming!


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Brandywine Valley Tourism and Information Center

Originally the Longwood Progressive Friends Meetinghouse

Located across from the entrance 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, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Sojourner Truth.  It is a National Park Service Network to Freedom Site.      (

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The Kennett Underground Railroad Center is a 501(c)(3) organization that has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization.  Contributions to the KURC are tax-deductible


Voicemail: 484-544-5070

Mailing Address:  PO Box 202

Kennett Square, PA 19348

Physical Address:120 N. Union Street,

Kennett Square, PA  19348

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