Summer is Special at Burwell

If you haven't taken one of our free

guided tours, please visit soon.

Offered at 1 PM Wed. - Fri,

on-demand Sat. 11 - 4 & Sunday 1 - 4.  

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Sad message from 1856 discovered

 

1856 telegram

The news of a tragic death reaches "Hillsboro."

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Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly

 

 

As a young woman, she was an enslaved servant in the Burwell household, but later bought her freedom and became a successful dressmaker, an activist and author -- and a witness to history.

 Two new books available!