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This sandstone house built by Rev. Hitchcock was a stop on the Underground Rail Road

The Hitchcock House is a National Historic Landmark


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Today is January 23, 2018


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Sandstone house built in 1856 by Rev. George Hitchcock. The secret room in the basement was used to hide runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad.
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Music on the Lawn

   Grant Gordy and Joe K. Walsh will present a concert on the lawn at Hitchcock House on August 13,2017, from 5 - 7 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and spend the evening listening to the great tradition of guitar and mandolin duets. These two have performed internationally and also performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. one year ago. Food will be available for a free-will donation. Tours of the Hitchcock House will begin at 1:00 pm. and the last tour will begin at 4:15 p.m. The fee is $5.00 for high school age folks and above. Below high school age children are free.  

Quote from a former slave:

  "I am happy to inform you that I am in Canada, in good health, and have been here several days . . . This country is not what it has been represented to me and others to be. In place of its being cold and barren, it has beautiful, comfortable climate and fertile soil.
. . . I subscribe myself one of the abused of America, but one of the justified and honored of Canada."

- Jackson WHITNEY, upon arrival in Sandwich (near Windsor, Ontario), in a letter to a friend in Kentucky (1859).

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