Slavery & Servitude in Colonial Pennsylvania

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  • Ticket Price: $0.00 - $10.00
  • Door Time: 11:00 AM

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Come to the Plantation on Saturday, April 24th, and see how work was accomplished on our farm. This will be a day for children and adults alike. There will be hands on activities such as candle making and planting in the garden. Ned Hector will address slavery in the colony with his “Imaginary discussion with George Washington”. This 1:00 presentation is designed for grades 3 and up.

As well as a discussion on slavery, our volunteers will portray indentured servants, redemptioners, cottagers and poor free laborers. The blacksmith, rumored to have been a convict in his youth, will make and repairs items for the farm. Women will spin and knit to make some extra funds for their Quaker households. The farmers will take part in demonstrating a working ox and horse. It promises to be an educational enjoyable experience.

The Plantation’s hours are 11 to 4 with the last admission at 3. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 4 to 12. Children under age 4 are free. The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is an independent, non-profit 18th century living history farm museum located within Ridley Creek State Park. It is most easily reached via the park’s Route 3 entrance just west of Newtown Square. Visit www.colonialplantation.org to learn more about this and other events.


As always, COVID safety measures will be in place, and masks that cover your nose and mouth will be required.