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The Tabor Antislavery Historic District is bordered by West, Center, Orange, and Elm Streets in Tabor, Iowa. The Public Square (Tabor City Park) composes a majority of the historic district. The Todd House is located in the historic district on Park Street and is open to the public by appointment.
Today the Jordan House serves both as a museum for West Des Moines and as the office of the West Des Moines Historical Society. It is open for tours Fridays at 11 am and 4 pm, and first Sundays at 1 and 2 pm.
From May until Labor Day, the museum is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. From Labor Day thru Memorial Day the museum is open from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Monday thru Friday. Group tours are available year round.
The Dr. Hiram Rutherford House is part of the Oakland Historic Landmarks compound. Landmarks sites are open 10 am-2 pm, Fridays and Saturdays, from April 1 through Oct. 31. Tours at other times are available by appointment.
The Levi Coffin House, owned by the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites is open to the public from June 1-August 31, Tuesday-Saturday, 1:00-4:00 pm. From September 1-October 31 it is open on Saturdays only, 1:00-4:00 pm.
The Madison Historic District is located in Madison, in southeastern Indiana, roughly one hour northeast of Louisville, Kentucky, and one hour southwest of Cincinnati, OH. The Georgetown Neighborhood offers a self-guided walking tour. The African Methodist Episcopal Church is open for special events and by appointment.
The John P. Parker House has recently been restored, and is open on weekends from May through the second weekend in December. Tours are offered 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturdays, and 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Sundays.
The John Rankin House is open from May 2 through October 31 from 10:00am to 5:00pm Wednesday-Saturday, and 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday. The museum is also open on Sunday, December 16 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm for the Historic House Tour. The museum is open by appointment only during other times of the year
While most of the buildings in the Village of Mt. Pleasant Historic District are private, the Mt. Pleasant Historical Society offers Underground Railroad walking tours which include tours of several houses within the district.
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Visitor's Bureau offers a historic Putnam walking tour brochure and tours of the Putnam Presbyterian Church by appointment. The Stone Academy is now a museum operated by the Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County, open Tuesday-Friday, 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
The Home for the Aged and Tubman's home are owned by the AME Zion Church, the Home for the Aged is open to the public by appointment. The Thompson AME Zion Church is currently closed and undergoing a historic structure study and report.
The African American National Historic Site encompasses the Boston African American National Historic Site headquarters, the African Meeting House and the Lews and Harriet Hayden House.
The headquarters is where visitors can find information on touring the Black Heritage Trail, the African Meeting House not open to the public and the Lewis and Harriet Hayden House is a private residence and is not open to the public.
The Hill-Ross Farm is privately owned and is not open to the public. More information about the property and its history, including a walking tour of Florence, can be found at the David Ruggles Center for Early Florence History and UGRR Studies.
The Friends Meeting House is located at 4th and West sts. in Wilmington, Delaware. Visitors are welcome to attend services at 10:00am every Sunday. The main floor is open to visitors at other times by appointment only.
The New Castle County Courthouse is free and open to the public on Wednesday-Saturday, 10:00 am-3:30 pm and Sunday, 1:30 pm-4:30 pm but closed state holidays. Hours are subject to change. Tours and other interpretive activities take place throughout operating hours. Reservations are required for some activities.
The park is located approximately 65 miles from Richmond, Virginia, at the tip of the Virginia Peninsula. Programming, facilities and visitor services are currently operated with cooperation through our park partners and largely available at the Casemate Museum. The Casemate Museum is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for Easter, Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1. The Casemate Museum will be open on Memorial Day and Labor Day. Admission is free and the facility is wheelchair accessible.
Theodore Roosevelt Island is located in the Potomac River off the George Washington Memorial Parkway near Rosslyn, Virginia. There is no entrance fee, and ranger-led programs on the island are free. Theodore Roosevelt Island is open year-round from 6 am to 10 pm. There is no visitor center on the island itself. Information, brochures, and maps are available at other George Washington Memorial Parkway visitor centers and at George Washington Memorial Parkway headquarters.
TheHarpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland, 65 miles northwest of Washington, DC, and 20 miles southwest of Frederick, MD, via U.S. Route 340. The Visitor's Center is open 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
British Fort, or Fort Gadsden, is located in the Apalachicola National Forest and is a short distance from State Road 65, near Sumatra, Florida. The site is open to the public seven days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Fort Mose Historic State Park is open to the public. Visitors can still view the land where the settlement once stood, although there are no remains of the earth and wooden structures. Visitors can visit the newly constructed visitor center and museum or explore the ground and view the many exhibits avaliable.
Camp Nelson is now Camp Nelson Heritage Park. The park is open Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm and there is no admission fee. There are over five miles of trails to explore at Camp Nelson, while learning about the significant role Camp Nelson played in the Civil War.
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