• Saturdays
  • 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

(856) 546-8850

The Peter Mott House is the oldest house in Lawnside, NJ, built around 1845. The house was the residence of Peter Mott, an African-American preacher and his wife, Elizabeth Ann Thomas Mott. Peter and Eliza provided refuge to escaped slaves by using their home as a station along the Underground Railroad. Mott was himself a free Black and a leader in the abolitionist movement.

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.


  • Tour the Mott House, open to the public every Saturday

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