Established in 1987 and located in the Star Hill AME Church, the Star Hill Museum displays and interprets the history of this antebellum free African American community in Kent County as a vehicle for teaching the lessons of slavery and African-American history to the youth of today. Star Hill was a noted stop on the Underground Railroad, according to the family traditions in the community and in the nearby Camden Quaker community. Museum displays focus on teaching about slavery and the role this community and others nearby played in the Underground Railroad. Exhibits, featuring images of people and places important in the Underground Railroad, collections of local history reminiscences, and a reproduction of a slave quarter, were originally put up in the church dining hall. The museum has grown to fill an addition to the church. Visited by hundreds of people annually, a tour of sites important in the Underground Railroad in the central Kent County area is offered by the Museum
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: 357 Voshell Mill-Star Hill Road, Dover, 19901
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Lucretia Wilson
Location Type: Program