Underground tunnels at Neshaminy State Park? [Underground Railroad - Black Alice?, See Comments]
African American History History Legends (unverifiable popular stories), Folk Tales Parks Underground Railroad (Slavery/Freedom) Underground, Subterranean, Tunnels
Underground tunnels at Neshaminy State Park? [Underground Railroad - Black Alice?, See Comments]

I grew up near this park. As kids, in about 1970, we would ride our bikes into the park. It was a fairly new state park then. There was a place kids liked to explore. You'd go onto a field, and as I recall, there was a manhole-size hole that you could enter wherein you would drop down about three feet. Inside was a hub for several tunnels. I never explored them myself. The one time I dropped down into it with a friend (I was about twelve years old), there were other kids inside who were screaming that a bad man was in a tunnel. That, and because we did not have locks for our bikes, made us decide not to go on. Somewhere I heard that the tunnels were a part of the underground railroad, with escaped slaves sneaking inland from the river through them.

Publication date Jun 24, 2018
Property ID: 1455
Updated on: Aug 31, 2019

I grew up near this park. As kids, in about 1970, we would ride our bikes into the park. It was a fairly new state park then. There was a place kids liked to explore. You'd go onto a field, and as I recall, there was a manhole-size hole that you could enter wherein you would drop down about three feet. Inside was a hub for several tunnels. I never explored them myself. The one time I dropped down into it with a friend (I was about twelve years old), there were other kids inside who were screaming that a bad man was in a tunnel. That, and because we did not have locks for our bikes, made us decide not to go on. Somewhere I heard that the tunnels were a part of the underground railroad, with escaped slaves sneaking inland from the river through them.

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Location:
Neshaminy State Park , 3401 State Road, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, 19454, United States
Listing Category:
African American History History Legends (unverifiable popular stories), Folk Tales Parks Underground Railroad (Slavery/Freedom) Underground, Subterranean, Tunnels
Virtual / Real:
Virtual
Created Date:
06-24-2018
Created by
plaquemaster
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