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Address: 401 S. Main, Salem, IA 52649
Phone Number: +1 319-258-2000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Undreground Railroad

It's amazing how the Underground Railroad was in the small state of Iowa! They bring the past alive with showing how they lived in the past and how they helped with the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 June 2016
Samantha S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

It's amazing how the Underground Railroad was in the small state of Iowa! They bring the past alive with showing how they lived in the past and how they helped with the underground railroad. This is an authentic house that actually helped with the underground railroad.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

There are not enough words to describe this amazing piece of history. We were luck enough to get a tour of the Lewelling Quaker House Museum from Mrs. Faye. There is no doubt about her deep love and connection to this house and museum. This is a home that was owned by the Lewellings and used during the Underground Railroad... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

Henderson Lewelling helped slaves escape in his role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. A trap door in the floor of his kitchen led to a tunnel through which slaves could be quickly moved if danger approached. On his grounds, Lewelling was also a pioneer agriculturalist and developed the Bing cherry. Hundreds of trees were moved by wagon to... More 

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