Stevens & Smith Historic Site


Located at the corner of Vine and South Queen Streets in Lancaster City, the Thaddeus Stevens & Lydia Hamilton Smith Historic Site is slated for future development by LancasterHistory.org starting in 2020. The site is currently not open to the public. It can be viewed from outside on Vine and South Queen Streets or through glass while inside the Lancaster County Convention Center.

In 2010, LancasterHistory.org assumed responsibility for the site and its future development. The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County restored the facades of the Thaddeus Stevens House, Kleiss Tavern, and Lydia Hamilton Smith Houses, as well as unearthed thousands of compelling pieces of archaeological evidence, many pointing to Underground Railroad activity. Its many dedicated volunteers enforced historic preservation easements, brought the site’s potential to the attention of the Lancaster community, and put in motion actions that saved the buildings.

Thaddeus Stevens Home & Law Offices (part of the Thaddeus Stevens & Lydia Hamilton Smith Historic Site) are on the National Park Service’s Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.

Admission

This site is currently not open to the public.

Hours

This site is currently not open to the public.

Location

45 South Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Parking available in nearby garages for a fee or via on street parking using meters or kiosks.