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Address: Lewis, IA

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What an amazing experience!

I did not know this place existed until less than a week ago and I couldn't wait to visit. My family and I visited today and were so impressed and inspired. The women who worked... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

I did not know this place existed until less than a week ago and I couldn't wait to visit. My family and I visited today and were so impressed and inspired. The women who worked there were wonderful! Our tour guide was fabulous. What an experience to stand in the same spot where many slaves stayed while on their way... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

I'm sure this stop is far off the beaten path for most travelers. For those looking for not-often-told true history of America prior to the Civil War, this is a very special place. Even though the Hitchcock House was built in 1856, it was not designated as a NPS historic site until 2001. In 2006, it was designated a National... More 

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Silverton OR
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Visited this site in August 2013. The house itself is interesting because of the rock construction. The site underneath that was reportedly used to hide escaping slaves is not authentic, and because it is a National Historic Site, it cannot be restored because they are not sure exactly what it looked like originally. But you can see the foundation walls... More 

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Atlantic, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

The Hitchcock House is a good example of an intact Underground Railroad site in Iowa. It has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. The tour guide was knowledgeable and could answer most of our questions. The interior was not impressive but the sandstone rock exterior was very pretty and interesting. There was nothing special about the secret place where... More 

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