Underground Railroad Museum

UGRR Restoration
UGRR temporary exhibit
The Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County operated in the City of Burlington for several years as a private enterprise by Louise Calloway at a site directly behind a station on the Underground Railroad. Following the Museum’s closure in the spring of 2013, the Burlington County Freeholders announced that a special exhibit of the Museum’s possessions would be housed at Smithville under the auspices of the Burlington County Parks System.

This permanent location on the Historic Smithville Park grounds is undergoing restoration. During the interim, a preview of this exhibit is next door in our Workers' House Gallery and offers visitors a visual presentation of the Underground Railroad experience in America, with emphasis on New Jersey and Burlington County where the Underground Railroad flourished before the Civil War.