Nathan and Polly Johnson House

New Bedford Historical Walking Tour

Nathan and Polly Johnson House

New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740, United States

Created By: Katie Mannix

Point of Interest Details

Nathan and Mary "Polly" Johnson were free blacks who lived and worked in the city of New Bedford. The Johnsons owned several properties and businesses, including a catering business and confectionary. In addition, the Johnsons were informed and active abolitionists. It was the Johnsons who housed Frederick Douglass and his wife Anna on this site from 1838-1839 after Douglass' escape from slavery.

Information courtesy the National Park Service -

This point of interest is part of the tour: New Bedford Historical Walking Tour


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