Welcome To French Azilum
FLEE OR FACE THE GUILLOTINE!
This was the simple choice for loyalists of French King Louis XVI in 1793. And so it was that dozens of refugees came to this place called French Azilum on a horseshoe bend along the Susquehanna River in northeastern Pennsylvania. They lived here for 10 years until Napoleon Bonaparte, the Emperor, after the French Revolution, granted repatriation rights to citizens who had fled around the world to escape persecution.
Harboring the history of the refugees and their descendants is the French Azilum Historic Site. Open May 16 through September 4th; Fridays through Mondays. Saturday and Sunday September 9 to October 13. Tours of the LaPorte House will be given on the hour starting at noon.
**Notice: The Heritage Day event for September 12th with the Old Hickory Long Gun Group has been cancelled this year.