African-American Heritage

A marker designates Edward Brodess Farm—a property along Greenbrier Road near Blackwater Refuge that is historically recognized as Harriet Tubman's childhood home.

The impact of Maryland’s African-American heritage is represented across the state—and more importantly, celebrated across the state. Visit Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts & Entertainment District, the first of its kind in Maryland. Or travel to historic sites where bold and daring acts of defiance on the Underground Railroad changed the course of history. We are open for all. Let us share our heritage with you.


Open for Exploration

Port Tobacco
Port Tobacco Courthouse (1819)
Kennard African American Cultural Heritage Center
Ellicott City
Howard County Historical Society Museum of Howard County History
G.A.R. Post #25, Inc. - Sumner Hall
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum
African-American Schoolhouse Museum
Upper Marlboro
Elizabeth Keckly Burial Site

Network to Freedom Guide

Cover of Under Round Railroad Cover

Maryland's Underground Railroad Guide

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African-American Heritage Guide


Maryland's African-American Heritage Guide

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