Fair Hill Neighborhood Mural Tour

A North Philadelphia walking tour of murals dedicated to the Underground Railroad, Abolitionism, and Human Rights Activists.

Fair Hill Neighborhood Mural Tour

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States

Created By: Historic Fair Hill

Tour Information

The Fair Hill Neighborhood Mural Tour is a walking tour of North Philadelphia that includes artwork dedicated to the Underground Railroad, Abolitionism, Human Rights, and local heroes. Finish your tour with a stop at Historic Fair Hill Burial Ground.

Historic Fair Hill is a peace making green space and a neighborhood revitalization organization in North Philadelphia. We have restored and reimagined the Fair Hill Burial Ground, a resting place of great human rights activists. We carry forward their work for justice and peace through greening, school partnerships, and community events.


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What You'll See on the Tour

1
Female Anti-Slavery Society Mural, 2900 Germantown Ave

Mural depicts: Lucretia Mott, protesting black and white women, Martin Luther KIng, Jr, Barbara Moffett of the American Friends Service Committee This was the first female led, racially integrated political movement in the USA “Am I not a... Read more
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Harriet Tubman, Underground Railroad Mural at 2950 Germantown Ave

See this mural at The Universalist Hagar Spiritual Church Mural depicts:  "Underground Railroad Mural"  See Lucretia Mott, Robert Purvis both buried at Fairhill with their spouses  See names of agents and conductors of the UGRR working ... Read more
3
Peaceable Kingdom at 950 W Clearfield Street

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4
Tribute to Peaches at 827 W Indiana Ave

Mural depicts: "Tribute to Peaches”  Peaches Ramos, block captain organized the neighbors to help the police turn back the drug dealers who  stood at the corner in the biggest open air crack cocaine market in the city from 1999-2001. ... Read more
5
"Together We Stand" at 901 W Indiana Ave.

Mural depicts: "Together We Stand" The Vietnam vet looks at his watch as if to say, “What time is it? I thought the war was over." Chollo and Yamira, teen boyfriend and girlfriend were killed on this corner during the drug wars. Twenty-fi... Read more
6
Officer Ortiz at 837 W Somerset

Mural depicts:  Officer Ortiz:  from the neighborhood, he was killed in the neighborhood during the drug wars.
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"The Healing Walls: the Perpetrators Wall and the Victim’s Wall"

Mural Depicts: "The Healing Walls: the Perpetrators Wall and the Victim’s Wall"  These murals were painted by inmates in Graterford Prison who had sold drugs in Fairhill. Peaches Ramos visited and they all remembered her as the one they ... Read more
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Inside Fair Hill Burial Ground

Tour 2: Inside the Fairhill Burial Ground 1703 Enter through Cambria gate up the cobblestone path.   See the signs with Lucretia Mott, white Quaker minister, and Robert Purvis, black businessman These great leaders of abolition and early w... Read more

 

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