Welcome toEleutherian College

Sitting atop what local residents refer to as College Hill, Eleutherian College stands as a beacon to education and the freedom it provided, especially to free or self-emancipated Blacks in the decade leading up to the Civil War.

The three-story building, constructed in 1854 with locally quarried rough-cut limestone, includes a first-floor chapel with six two-story windows, and classrooms on the second and third floors.

Contact us to arrange for a private or group tour with our knowledgeable volunteer guides and step back into some amazing history.

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Mark your calendar!Summer Institute

The next Summer Institute will be held June 11 – 17, 2023. Learn more about the program and submit your application by April 14.

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Walton Descendant Visits Eleutherian

“I learned about Eleutherian College when I was going through documents of my family history that I inherited. My 5th generation grandfather, Abraham Walton, was on the very first...
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Fall Gathering

Join us for our annual Fall Gathering  at Historic Eleutherian College,  Saturday, October 21st  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Saxton’s Cornet Band will perform Civil War-era music at 1:30...
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Juneteenth – June 17, 2023

Join us on Saturday, June 17, to celebrate Juneteenth, the nation’s newest Federal Holiday. The event will mark the end of the second Summer Math & Science Institute, hosted by...
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