Harriet Beecher Stowe Slavery to Freedom Museum - Washington, KY
Posted by: silverquill
N 38° 36.876 W 083° 48.517
17S E 255461 N 4277751
Quick Description: While visiting this house in 1833, Harriet Beecher Stowe witnessed her first slave auction here in Washington, Kentucky, an experience which later led her to write "Uncle Tom's Cabin." This museum is a stop on the Underground Railroad tour.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 4/20/2008 5:29:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM3MFD
Harriet Beecher Stowe - Slavery to Freedom Museum - 1807 - The Colonel married Harriet Sellman in 1816, and here they raised six children. In the summer of 1833 Harriet Beecher Stowe visited the Marshall Key Home, as a guest of their daughter, Elizabeth, who was one of her students at the Western Female Institute in Cincinnati. While she was here she visited a slave auction on the Courthouse lawn and from this experience later wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Today this is a museum on the Underground Railroad Tours.