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The Fairfield Inn 1757
West Main Street
Fairfield, Pennsylvania 17320
Voice: 717-642-5410

The Fairfield Inn 1757 Underground Railroad and History Tour tells the story of the inn that has been in continuous operation since its opening in 1757. Throughout history it has been used as a Colonial Meeting House, a hiding place in the Underground Railroad, a Confederate Civil War Field Hospital, and a Stagecoach Stop. A self-guided tour takes you through the Inn and describes events that took place here.

The Courtyard was used for colonial meetings and then government meetings into the 20th century. The 1757 fireplace and baking oven was part of the summer kitchen. Today this is still a working fireplace and bake oven. You can step into the original Miller Home that was built in 1757. The Squire Miller's Tavern portion of the Inn was built in 1787 for the same use as it has today, as a tavern and stagecoach stop.

On the first floor landing is the room Patrick Henry used as a private meeting room on one of his visits to the Inn. Continuing up the stairs you come to the room J.E.B. Stuart stayed in during a Confederate raid in 1862.

Continuing further up the stairs to the third floor landing, a window has been cut out to reveal where slaves were hid. The Fairfield Inn was considered a "safe station" for a fleeing slave.



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