Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: Dobbin House Tavern Slave Museum

Small slave exhibit in a historic restaurant that also displays the secret chamber where escaped slaves were hidden.
89 Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg, PA
Business Route 15 South.
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Slave hiding place behind false cupboard.

Dobbin House Tavern Slave Museum

The Dobbin House Tavern is the oldest restaurant in Gettysburg, however, not many people know about its well-kept secret.

To get to the Slave Museum, you must cut through the tavern part of the resaurant. Going down and up multiple sets of stairs will allow you to finally arrive at the museum. The Dobbin residents not only served delicious food, but also kept escaped slaves safe. There is a small room behind a false cupboard. You can see where the slaves would actually hide. At the top of the stairs are a few artifacts.

[Catherine G., 02/28/2012]

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