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Woodlawn Farm - Underground Railroad Site

1463 Gierke Lane, Jacksonville, IL 62650

Historic Sites

Take a tour of this interpretive site that served as a stop on the Underground Railroad.

This farm was established in 1824 by Michael Huffaker who built four cabins for free Black families and later hid fleeing slaves there. Tours are appointment only during the Winter. Please call 217-243-5678 to schedule a tour. Suggested donations: Children - $3 and Adults - $5. 

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