Underground Railroad Camp Returns this Summer

Campers from the first Peter Mott House Underground Railroad Camp 2022
Credit: Campers from the first Peter Mott House Underground Railroad Camp 2022
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Society Offers Longer Hours in 2nd Year! New Hours now from 10 AM to 1 PM

Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30, 2023

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This enrichment program will inspire young minds about the courage and resiliency of freedom seekers and abolitionists that helped the enslaved navigate the Underground Railroad. Campers will also learn about the unique history of Lawnside, New Jersey – the first Black town incorporated in the northeast.

2022 campers view a slave auction marker in Camden
Photographer: Renee McKenzie-Hayward

Activities, tours and trips will engross sixth- to eighth-grade students, based at the Peter Mott House. The program is designed to enhance their understanding of the Underground Railroad and historic Lawnside. 

Enrollment in the camp costs $25.

The program is made possible by a grant from the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission, the officially designated county history agency of the New Jersey Historical Commission.

Underground Railroad Camp Registration

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Mott House Tour Requests - Small Groups
This form is used to book small groups of at least 5 people at the Peter Mott House. Individuals and smaller groups should plan on Saturday walk-ins visits from 12 to 3 PM.
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