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Underground Railroad

Type: 

City

In the 1850s this area, known as Tanner's Alley, was important on the Underground Railroad. Fugitive slaves hid at Joseph Bustill's & William Jones's houses, a block apart. Frederick Douglass & William Lloyd Garrison spoke at Wesley Union AME Zion Church nearby.

Dedication Date: 

04/29/2000

Location

In Capitol Park, Walnut St. near Commonwealth Ave., Harrisburg

County: 

Dauphin

Latitude: 

40.26

Longitude: 

-76.88