French Azilum Historic Site
Site of a planned settlement along the Susquehanna River built for refugees fleeing the French Revolution

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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 17 through October 13, 2013; Fridays through Mondays, May 17 t0 September. Saturday and Sunday September 7 to October 2. Tours of the LaPorte House will be giving on the hour starting at noon.
FRENCH AZILUM hosts a variety of Special Events May 17 - October 13.

John La Porte

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French Azilum * 469 Queen's Road * Towanda, Pennsylvania 18848 * 570-265-3376 * frenchazilum@epix.net