Topic: New England

B&Bs: Underground Railroad

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Ashley Manor, Barnstable, MA
Behind a removable bookshelf, a secret ladder connects the first and second floors of this Cape Cod home. Originally a refuge for Tories during the Revolution, it served a more patriotic cause before the Civil War.
3660 Main St.

888-535-2246, 508-362-8044

Samuel Fitch House, Westford, MA
This home contains a secret room (no longer viewable) near the chimney shaft where fugitives could stay warm. You can still see the escape tunnel out of the cellar, but modern road construction has collapsed the exit.
Rates: from $125, including full breakfast.

91 Powers Road.


The Tern Inn and Cottages, West Harwich, MA
Fugitives once crammed themselves into the tiny circular cellar under the
living room floor. Although the inn now offers more spacious accommodations, the staff will proudly talk about their original guestroom.
Rates: from $139, including full breakfast buffet.

91 Chase St.
800-432-3718, 508-432-3714


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