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Levi Coffin House State Historic Site

The Levi Coffin House was an important "station" on the Underground Railroad because it was the home of Levi and Catharine Coffin from 1839 to 1847 in Newport (now Fountain City), Indiana. The two-story house is a modified Federal-style brick home. In addition, the brick-floored kitchen and spring-fed well are located in the basement. Levi, a well-known Quaker abolitionist, and his family had left North Carolina because of their opposition to slavery. In his Reminiscences…, Coffin estimates that he aided and average of 100 freedom seekers a year over the 20 years that he and his wife worked in the Underground Railroad in Fountain City. Levi Coffin’s activities in the Underground Railroad caused many to consider him its “president.”

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: 113 U.S. 27 N, P.O Box 77, Fountain City, 47341

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Rachel Perry

Location Type: Site

UGRR Operatives: Levi Coffin

Religious Denominations: Quaker