October 23, 2022


2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Columbia Crossing River Trails Center



Mennonite Life partners with the African-American Historical Society of South Central PA ( to present a learning tour on Sunday, October 23 from 2 to 4:30 pm at the Columbia Crossing River Trails Center. Join a walking tour of nine historical sites, hearing stories of formerly enslaved Africans seeking freedom and local citizens who took great risk to offer them shelter.

Preserve the stories of the past by learning about the people and places of the Underground Railroad in Lancaster County. Storytelling will be conducted outside with an option to enter the mansion adjacent to the to the Bank and Bridge Company building to see a brief slide presentation about how bridges across the Susquehanna facilitated Underground Railroad travel.

Tickets are $40 per person and require advance registration. Register here by October 19 to reserve your tickets. The learning tour will be held rain or shine. In previous years, demand was high and tickets sold quickly for this event.


  • Columbia Crossing River Trails Center
  • 41 Walnut St, Columbia, PA 17512
    Columbia, PA 17512 United States
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  • Phone7174495607
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Did You Know?

The sandstone used for the Herr House was quarried on-site.

Christian Herr was a prominent leader in the 18th century Mennonite Community. Years after his death Lancaster Mennonites were still referred to as the Christian Herr Party.

Indigenous Peoples taught the Herr family and other Mennonites how to hunt game, clear heavily forested land, and how to identify native plants.