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Built some five miles from Philadelphia for politician and enslaver James Logan, Stenton served as a rural retreat and plantation that was operated by enslaved and indentured people.

A year-round family residence for 130 years, Stenton included two tenant farms, woodlands, and a cider mill, as well as the main house complex where Logan lived with his family, enslaved Africans, and other servants. The enslaved people—including the children Jack and Arimina, and adults Hannibal, Mingoe, Diana, and Ben— tended to the affairs of the house, worked in the outbuildings, and farmed the estate. Visitors to the site today can learn about the lives of all the residents of the site, including three generations of the Logan family and the enslaved men, women, and children who lived alongside them.

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