Underground Railroad

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  • The Burrell Homestead
    Sheffield Village

    1820 stately brick house that served as a branch school for the Oberlin Collegiate Institute and later was a station on the Underground Railroad.

  • Evans Home

    The home is a National Historic Landmark and has ties to the Anti Slavery movement.

  • First Church in Oberlin

    Meeting site for the Oberlin Anti-Slavery Society

  • Kanisa House and the Dred Scott Garden

    African American Cultural Programs were designed by the founders in 1970 to uplift and inspire African Americans and the community.

  • Lorain Underground Railroad Station 100 Monument

    This historic landmark can be found at the Black River Landing in Lorain.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Park

    Three monuments specific to African American history stand in the park.

  • Monteith Hall

    Former home of John Monteith housed fugitive slaves.

  • Oberlin College

    Oberlin College has a historical reputation as a center for abolitionist activities.

  • Oberlin Heritage Center

    Visit the Oberlin Heritage Center to explore the history of this small town with nationally significant stories.

  • Oberlin Underground Railroad Center

    Future home of the Underground Railroad Center

  • Oberlin Underground Railroad Marker and Garden

    Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison visited Oberlin and dedicated a bench in the park as part of her "Bench by the Road" project.

  • Spirit of '76 Museum

    Museum contains the history of painter Archibald Willard, artist of the famous "Spirit of '76." The museum also contains Revolutionary and Civil War artifacts.

  • Talcott Hall Sculpture and Healing Garden

    Distinctive and well-known railroad sculpture and healing garden.

  • Wellington-Oberlin Rescue Monument

    Monument to the Wellington-Oberlin rescuers that participated in the 1858 rescue of fugitive slave John Price.

  • Westwood Cemetery

    Here lie former slaves, famous abolitionists, and many who have become known as Oberlin's faces of change. Click here for a map to guide you through Oberlin's faces of change who now rest here.

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