Welcome To French Azilum
"Come Celebrate the Susquehanna, Navigate the North Branch "
7/23 French Azilum Hickory Gun Paddle ,French Azilum Historic Site, Wysox to Homet Ferry. 8 mi.
The Old Hickory guns will not be on site but we will have a Tea and Tour , and the Winding River Players performing some of their favorites !!!
8/13 French Azilum Civil War Paddle , French Azilum Historic Site , Wysock to Homet Ferry. 8 mi
"There Stands Jackson "
EVENT SCHEDULE CHANGE
DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, WE ARE SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THE HICKORY LONG GUNS WILL NOT BE PRESENTING THEIR PROGRAM JULY 23-24 , we will be offering a special event Tours and Teas.
Please update your calendars !!!!
Do you ever wonder how people kept their bustles straight or their waistcoats fastened centuries ago ??? We will have answers to those questions and more. There will be three special extended tours on July 23 with historical interpreters at special tour times of:
12-1:30, 1:45-3:15, and 3:30-5:00.
Reserve your spot (570) 265-3376 limited space available !!!!
This will be a very special opportunity to learn about Lynn Symborski's clothing display which we are featuring for the season.
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.