Photo by Loy Elliott

Franklin County Visitors Bureau

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau oversaw the development of an interpretive program – highlighted by a documentary film 15 minutes in length – that captures the story of freedom-seeking African-Americans and their connection to the ironworks in the South Mountain landscape during the Civil War Era. The Thaddeus Stevens Ironworks, located in the heart of the South Mountain landscape on the grounds of Caledonia State Park, is central to both the story of the nineteenth century iron ore industry and the Underground Railroad in the South Mountain area. Capitalizing on resources such as this, the film is paired with an audio tour and a map and guide.

Click here to watch the documentary. More information on the audio tour can be found here.

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