- 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, 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.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Tour the Mott House, open to the public every Saturday
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