HISTORY of the land

We acknowledge that this land is part of the traditional territory of the Lenni-​Lenape people. Today, the burial ground is used as a neighborhood park, a peace-making greenspace, a community garden and gathering spot.

Click the links below to learn more about its history.

Burial grounds:

As a national historic site, we maintain and welcome visitors to the burial ground of great abolitionists and early women’s rights leaders.

Interment Records: fair hill burial ground

Burials at Fair Hill likely date back to within a few years of the building of the next door Meeting House in 1703. 

Mapping History: Neighborhood of Fairhill

The Fair Hill Burial Ground was established in 1703. Over the years, the neighborhood of Fairhill grew around it. Looking at historic maps, courtesy of the Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network, gives us a window into the past.

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