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Belmont Mansion is a Palladian style architectural masterpiece that was owned by Judge Richard Peters, Jr. (1744-1828), patriot, soldier, and member of the Continental Congress. An abolitionist he was also active in the Pennsylvania Abolition Society. Among his visitors at Belmont were George Washington, John Adams, John Jay, and others. Since 2007 Belmont Mansion has been home to the Underground Railroad Museum.

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