History & Tradition

The Sharon Female Academy

Sharon Female Seminary, established in 1837 by Hicksite Quakers John and Rachel Jackson at their residence in Darby (later renamed...

Historic Eden Cemetery

Historic Eden Cemetery, located in Collingdale, Delaware County, is a historic African American cemetery established in 1902. Spanning across 53...

Honeycomb Union American Methodist Church

Known as “The Light in the Valley,” the Honeycomb Union American Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima was founded in 1852...

Sellers Hall

Sellers Hall, the 7th oldest building in Pennsylvania, was completed in 1684. Samuel Sellers, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1682,...

Providence Friends Meeting

Local historians believe renowned Delco-born abolitionist Thomas Garrett met here with legendary Underground Railroad Conductor, Harriet Tubman, on several occasions...

The Inn at Grace Winery

Little documentation exists about the inn as an Underground Railroad site, but it was purchased as an official land grant...

The Darby Friends Meeting House

Built in 1805, the Darby Friends Meeting House was designed in the prototypical doubled form of the late 18th century....

William Penn’s impact on the abolishment of slavery.

William Penn, a converted Quaker, was given land grants in the new world by the King of England as repayment...

Delaware County Ties to the Underground Railroad

Freedom is a powerful force and, in this country, it is guaranteed to every American Citizen.  For slaves there was...