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If you’re looking for a getaway that combines stunning fall foliage with a dose of history, look no further than Mercer County, PA. Located in the western part of the state, this charming county is known for its beautiful autumn scenery and rich ties to the Underground Railroad.
Whether you’re a history buff, nature lover, or simply looking for a peaceful retreat, Mercer County has something to offer everyone.
Fall Underground Railroad Tour
On Oct. 21st, join VisitMercerCountyPA for a ride on the Underground Railroad. Mercer County played a significant role in the history of the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses used by enslaved African Americans to escape to free states or Canada in the early to mid-1800s.
During the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see the locations of two settlements: Liberia, a fugitive slave settlement, and Pandenarium, a free slave settlement. A full lunch will be served at a safe house (The Gibson House). In addition, you will see other locations in Mercer County where escaped enslaved people were hidden and learn about the heroic individuals who risked their lives to help them.
The tour will travel backroads through stunning fall foliage showcasing some of the most picturesque landscapes in Pennsylvania. As the leaves change color during the fall, visitors are treated to a stunning display of vibrant hues ranging from deep reds to bright yellows.
The Mercer County Fall Underground Railroad tour is an inspiring and humbling experience that allows visitors to reflect on our nation’s past and honor those who fought for freedom and equality.
Mark your calendars for an unforgettable experience on Oct. 21st.
For reservations or to Inquire about the event, call Peggy at 724-971-3544 or email mcpa@VisitMercerCountyPA.com. The tour is limited to the first 40 paid reservations.