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    Peter Wentz Farmstead Juneteenth Tours

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    Saturday, June 15, 2023 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Juneteenth Tours

    Join the Peter Wentz Farmstead in observation of Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the emancipation of Black enslaved people in America.  We will be offering special tours throughout the weekend focusing on the lives of the enslaved people owned by the Wentz family and how their stories connect to the larger history of slavery in early Pennsylvania.  Learn about Jack, a freedom seeker owned by Peter Wentz who escaped twice from the Farmstead.  Hear the stories of Hannah Till and William Lee, enslaved people who were brought here with General George Washington during the Philadelphia Campaign.  Discover the complicated and rarely told history of slavery in Pennsylvania.  The Peter Wentz Farmstead is a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site.

    This program is free, but visitors must register for timed tickets.  Please double check that you've chosen the right timeslot before completing your order.  Last tour begins at 3:00 pm.  Suggested for visitors 13 and older. 

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