- 12 - 3
- weekdays by appointment only
- House tours
- Gift Shop
- Adults $5
- students $2
- groups of five or more should make a reservation
Peter Mott House Underground Railroad Museum
26 Kings Court, Lawnside, NJ 08045
The Peter Mott House is the oldest house in Lawnside, NJ. The house was residence to Peter Mott, an African-American preacher and his wife, Eliza. It served as a station along the Underground Railroad. Mott was himself a free Black and a leader in the abolitionist movement. He built the house around 1845. ● The Borough of Lawnside, located eight miles north of Camden, is the only historically African-American incorporated municipality in the northern United States. It dates to Colonial times as a settlement of people of color. ● The house, owned by The Lawnside Historical Society, has been restored as a museum and is listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Tour the Mott House, open to the public every Saturday
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