Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

"I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger."



Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

Before the Civil War, Harriet Tubman - the Underground Railroad’s best notorious conductor - repeatedly risked her life to guide more than 70 enslaved people north to new lives of freedom. She was a deeply spiritual woman who lived her ideals and dedicated her life to freedom.

On March 11, 2017 the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, in Dorchester County on Maryland's Eastern Shore, opened to the public to immerse visitors in Tubman’s world through informative, evocative and emotive exhibits. The center is the perfect place to become oriented to sites along the byway where Harriet's life unfolded. The new national historical park preserves the same landscapes that Tubman used to carry herself and others away from slavery. 
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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway
Explore the secret network of trails, waterways and safe houses used by enslaved people fleeing north to escape slavery. 
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Harriet Tubman Biography 
Learn about the life and legacy of of Harriet Tubman – freedom seeker, Underground Railroad conductor, abolitionist, suffragist, human rights activist.
Harriet Tubman Biography

Myths & Facts
Dr. Kate Clifford Larson, author of Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero, points out myths and facts about Harriet Tubman’s life.
Harriet Tubman: Myths & Facts

Audio Guide 
The audio guide brings to life stories of slavery and escape, cruelty and compassion. Soundtracks include dramatizations and commentary by experts, historians, and local community members. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Scenic Byway Audio Guide Options

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad/African-American Heritage Travel Itinerary
Explore the rich history and contributions of Maryland’s African Americans on this road trip from the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington D.C. through Maryland's Eastern Shore.
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