Underground Railroad walking tour in Waverly receives new designationJun. 29, 2022
This March, Destination Freedom: The Underground Railroad Walking Tour became a part of the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The tour, managed by the Waverly Community House, joined 16 new listings representing sites and programs in 11 states across the country.
‘National Park Service recognizes Waverly Comm’s Underground Railroad Program’ PA HomepageApr. 15, 2022
The National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom accepted Destination Freedom: The Underground Railroad Walking Tour, owned and managed by Waverly Community House in Waverly Township, Lackawanna County, as one of 16 new listings from the 43rd round of applications, representing sites and programs in 11 states across the country.
The Underground Railroad Walking Tour of WaverlyJul. 15, 2020
The important first step in discovering this history is to stop by the Waverly Community House and take the tour for yourself! Give us a call at 570-586-8191 to learn more information or to set up a tour! Due to the current pandemic and social distancing guidelines, tours are limited to groups of 10 or less and access to the Comm itself (including bathrooms) is limited so please plan your trip accordingly. We look forward to seeing you!
‘Destination Freedom’ a link to the past’ Access NEPAMar. 10, 2020
At the Waverly Community House, or The Comm, Murphy and other local historians look to share the history that occurred right in their backyard. Through the Destination Freedom Underground Railroad Tour, The Comm reveals Waverly’s connections with the network of routes and safe houses that led enslaved African Americans to freedom.
‘Destination Freedom: A Link To The Past’ Wyoming County Press ExaminerMar. 4, 2020
For EJ Murphy studying local history can paint a fuller, yet more complicated picture
Destination Freedom: The Underground Railroad Walking Tour of WaverlyAug. 3, 2019
E.J. Murphy conducts the “Destination Freedom: The Underground Railroad Walking Tour of Waverly
‘Destination Freedom tours the history of NEPA’ PA HomepageJul. 31, 2019
Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania is rich in history. Some of it you may not be aware of, including the role local communities playing in the Underground Railroad.
‘Huge turnout for Waverly Community House Destination Freedom historic tour’ The Abington JournalJun. 24, 2019
WAVERLY — You couldn’t have asked for a nicer day to stroll through the quaint and charming streets of this town. The Saturday afternoon event brought with it plenty of sunshine and just a hint of a breeze to make it a perfect day for a two-hour walking (last part driving) historical tour.
‘The Underground Railroad Walking Tour At The Waverly Community House’ Happenings MagazineJan. 31, 2019
On June 1st, 2017 the Destination Freedom Walking Trail Map became available to the public at the Waverly Community House. Sponsored in part through grant funding from the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National State and Heritage Area, the Comm was able to create an educational, interactive map indicating the sites of significance of the Underground Railroad Movement in the Waverly area.
‘Map Points the Way to Underground Railroad’ WNEPJun. 22, 2017
There are stories everywhere in Waverly Township near Clarks Summit, you just need to know where to look. A map could help.