Dennis Farms is offering tours September and OctoberName: Dennis Farms is offering tours September and OctoberDate: September 15, 2017Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDTEvent Description:The Dennis Farm, a historic and cultural resource located in the Endless Mountains of Susquehanna
County, Pennsylvania, is offering tours of the Farm this September and October. Tours are available
on September 15th from 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Tours will also be available on October 5th
following a symposium at Keystone College.
Guided tours will include the Perkins-Dennis Cemetery, where family members, including two
veterans of the Revolutionary War, are buried; the Prince Perkins Archaeological Site; an
elaborate series of stone walls built during the nineteenth century; and the farmhouse and
complex. The descendants of Prince Perkins and his granddaughter, Angeline Perkins Dennis,
retained ownership of the property into the 21st century and established the Dennis Farm
Charitable Land Trust in 2001.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 153-acre Dennis Farm, originally settled by
the family of Prince Perkins, free African Americans who emigrated to Northeastern Pennsylvania
from Connecticut in 1793 following the American Revolution, is recognized as a site of national
historical significance. Pennsylvania scholars have identified the Dennis Farm as a potential
location associated with Underground Railroad History. The Farm also holds a plaque from the
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Artifacts from the Dennis Farm and family are in the
permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
If interested in a tour of the historic Dennis Farm, please contact Lucas Taylor at 570.945.8253 or
The purpose of The Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust is to develop the farm into an educational
and cultural site for scholars, researchers, educators, and others interested in this extraordinary
history. To learn more about The Dennis Farm, visit thedennisfarm.org.
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