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Spend The Night In A Slave Dwelling

April 8 @ 10:00 pm - April 9 @ 8:00 am


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Spend The Night In A Slave Dwelling

A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity

The Slave Dwelling Project Nationally Recognized. Featured In Hundreds Of Publications From Smithsonian Magazine To House Beautiful. For Some It May Take Courage To Cross The Threshold Where Ancestors Were Once Enslaved, For Others It May Take Courage To Consider Ancestors Who Were Slave Owners; All Are Present Because Maintaining These Dwellings Is An Important Aspect To Preserving The Story Of Slavery In America. Sleep In A Dwelling, Pitch A Tent, Or Roll Out A Sleeping Bag On The Grounds.



  • Once in a lifetime opportunity
  • Meet nationally recognized expert
  • Historically based interactive experience
  • Privately owned State Landmark venue
  • Overnight stay on the grounds

Full Description

Join Slave Dwelling founder Joe McGill in helping to raise awareness of the need to preserve these historically important, often-neglected, slave dwelling structures. For some it may take courage to cross the threshold where ancestors were once enslaved, for others it may take courage to consider ancestors who were slave owners; all are present because maintaining these dwellings is an important aspect to preserving the story of slavery in America.

Sleep in a dwelling, pitch a tent, or sleep under the stars in a sleeping bag on the grounds and enjoy a light breakfast in the morning. Space is limited inside the slave dwellings due to Covid restrictions and is available on a first come, first served basis.


✓ Nationally recognized presenter
✓ On site restrooms
✓ Overnight experience
✓ Historic State Landmark venue
✓ Light breakfast and beverages
x Camping equipment, sleeping bags, tents
x Handicap accessible
x Transportation


Event location

Temple Heights, 515 9th Street N.
Enter via the steps on 6th Ave side of the home, GPS 620 6th Ave. N Open in Google Maps ⟶

Important information

Know before you go:

  • Outdoor event will take place rain or shine.
  • Wear comfortable, flat-soled shoes.
  • Bring mosquito repellent if needed.
  • Please silence cell phones.
  • Photography is not permitted.
  • Bring sleeping bag and/or tent.
  • Dress for the weather.
  • On street parking
  • Restrooms on site


April 8 @ 10:00 pm
April 9 @ 8:00 am
Event Category:


Inside the Cabin
$45 Adults $30 Students
On the grounds
$25 Adults $20 Students

Dates & Times

10pm – 8am
Friday, April 8th

Joe Mcgill

Behind The Big House, The Slave Dwelling Project 2-day Event!

Nationally recognized. Featured in hundreds of publications from Smithsonian Magazine to House Beautiful.

April 8-9

Ticketing Info:

Use your phone or print your voucher
In Person
Preservation Pilgrimage Headquarters, 512 Main Street, Across from City Hall
Open in Google Maps ⟶

Last minute ticketing

Space is Limited

Covid-19 precautions

Special health and safety measures apply.

Event Duration

Overnight: Starting times 10 pm.-8am

Free Cancellation

Cancel up to 1 hour in advance.


Temple Heights, 515 9th Street N.
Enter via the steps on 6th Ave. N. side of the home, Open in Google Maps ⟶


Preservation Society of Columbus
(662) 368-2503