Come see one of the first documented Underground Railroad sites in the nation.
Learn the true story of the people who sought freedom and those who tried to help them.
History of Dr. Eells House
On August 21, 1842, a slave named Charles swam the treacherous Mississippi River and made his way to Quincy. Soaking wet, no doubt confused and lost, Charles approached a free black man named Barryman Barnett. He led Charles to the house of Dr. Richard Eells.