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Important and Surprising bit of Iowa and ante-bellum history

Historic Hitchcock house is a must-visit for people interested in underground railroad. In addition... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Chuck P
Take the road less travelled to where American history took place

On two miles of gravel road west of the small town of Lewis, Iowa lies the Hitchcock House once a... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Historic Hitchcock house is a must-visit for people interested in underground railroad. In addition to the house there is a nice museum accompanying it. Nearby is a ferry house from the same era serving the Nishnabotna River.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Chuck P
Reviewed 12 June 2018

On two miles of gravel road west of the small town of Lewis, Iowa lies the Hitchcock House once a major stop on the Underground Railroad. I highly recommend stopping here to learn of some seldom told stories of american history. The sandstone house itself...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank dennis k
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I have traveled to Southwest Iowa so many times as I have a lot of family in the area and I never knew about this place. Much of my family didn't know about it either. It was such an amazing experience to see and learn...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank AMathews303
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I did not know this place existed until less than a week ago and I couldn't wait to visit. My family and I visited today and were so impressed and inspired. The women who worked there were wonderful! Our tour guide was fabulous. What an...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

I'm sure this stop is far off the beaten path for most travelers. For those looking for not-often-told true history of America prior to the Civil War, this is a very special place. Even though the Hitchcock House was built in 1856, it was not...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

Visited this site in August 2013. The house itself is interesting because of the rock construction. The site underneath that was reportedly used to hide escaping slaves is not authentic, and because it is a National Historic Site, it cannot be restored because they are...More

Date of experience: August 2013
3  Thank julie B
Reviewed 22 March 2013

The Hitchcock House is a good example of an intact Underground Railroad site in Iowa. It has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. The tour guide was knowledgeable and could answer most of our questions. The interior was not impressive but the sandstone rock...More

Date of experience: September 2012
6  Thank EldonEverhart
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