A Nationally Significant Historic Site Josiah Henson Park is the only site in the United States with a direct association to Reverend Josiah Henson’s life.
Here, the enslaved Josiah grew from a child into adulthood. Henson’s autobiography clearly describes the house and plantation landscape.
Josiah Henson Park is a part of the National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program. The Riley/Bolten house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in December, 2011 for its historic and architectural significance. It has irreplaceable cultural, material, and aesthetic value.