Samuel Harrison House

82 Third Street. Pittsfield MA 01201

Reverend Samuel Harrison was a renowned 19th-century civil rights advocate, writer, and preacher in Pittsfield who served as chaplain to the legendary 54th Regiment in the Civil War, and successfully fought for equal pay for Union soldiers of color. His home is now a National Historic Landmark and a place to teach the values embodied in Harrison’s noble life. The Harrison House is also an anchor site on the Upper Housatonic Valley African-American Heritage Trail. The Pittsfield portion of the trail is a self-guided tour, described in a separate brochure.