John Brown's Legacy in Philadelphia:
a self-guided cell phone tour

The John Brown cell phone tour offline and will return as downloadable audio files, but you can still access the map and text.
[download the tour text as an Adobe Acrobat document]


Tour locations: listen to recorded info on your cell phone
Locations without tour recording
Libraries/archives -- for further research on John Brown and mid 19th century Philadelphia (consult their websites for locations, hours, access policies)

Tour developed by V. Chapman-Smith, the National Archives at Philadelphia. Many thanks to Anthony Waskie for providing information on Laurel HIll Cemetery, and to Lenwood Sloan, Pennsylvania Director of Cultural and Heritage Tourism, for narration.

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STOP 13 Listen to the introduction
STOP 14-16 Listen to three-part background
STOP 17 Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad Street
STOP 18 National Hall, 1222-24 Market Street
STOP 19 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Baltimore (PWB) Train Station, Broad and Washington (NW corner)
STOP 20 Walnut Street Wharf/Ferry, foot of Walnut Street Bridge at Delaware Avenue
STOP 21 Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society Office, 107 North Fifth Street
STOP 22 Pennsylvania Abolition Society, Front Street below Chestnut Street
STOP 23 Mother Bethel AME Church, 6th and Lombard Streets
STOP 24 First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, 10th and Locust Streets
STOP 25 Shiloh Baptist Church, 2040 Christian Street
STOP 26 Eden Cemetery, 1434 Springfield Road, Collingdale PA
STOP 27 Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue
STOP 28 Fair HIll Burial Ground, 2900 Germantown Avenue
TO COME William Still home, 244 South 12th Street
TO COME Thomas Dorsey home, 1231 Locust Street
TO COME Robert Purvis home, 1601 Mt. Vernon Avenue
TO COME David Bustill Bowser home, 841 North 4th Street
TO COME Lucretia Mott, Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society headquarters
TO COME Lucretia Mott home, "Roadside," PA Route 611 north of Cheltenham Avenue, Elkins Park (watch for historical marker and ornamental iron work gates)


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This project has been generously supported by the Honorable Larry Farnese, PA Senator, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Samuel S. Fels Fund.

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