Posted on June 30, 2016 at 8:24 AM by Victoria Mulherin
Throw Back Thursday with County Clerk, Tim Tyler
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 provision of the Burlington County Parks System.
Located in a refurbished worker’s house, the museum 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.
There is no admission fee for this museum. Hours of operation are Thursday – Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM and Sundays 12 PM to 4 PM at 803 Smithville Road, Eastampton. For more information on the Underground Railroad Museum, please call 609-265-5858.