Discover Maryland's African-American History
From the hidden locales along The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, to the site of Frederick Douglass' escape at Baltimore's President Street Station, discover Maryland's significant role in America's struggle for equality. Trace the story of freedom on historic byways across scenic Maryland landscapes.
1 The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, Caroline and Dorchester Counties
At the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and State Park visitors become immersed in Tubman’s world through informative, evocative exhibits. Drive the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Scenic Byway to explore the secret network of trails, waterways and safe houses used by enslaved people fleeing north to escape slavery and visit sites along the byway where Harriet's life unfolded
4068 Golden Hill Rd
Church Creek, MD 21622
2 Explore Maryland's Underground Railroad Network to Freedom
Hidden in Maryland’s landscapes are the stories of hundreds of freedom seekers who risked their lives to escape slavery. Full of courage and inspiration, more people successfully fled from bondage in Maryland than from any other state.
3 Frederick Douglass Driving Tour, Eastern Shore, Annapolis and Baltimore
Regarded as one of America’s most prominent and influential orators, abolitionists, statesmen and chroniclers of the slavery experience, Frederick Douglass was born on a farm on the Eastern Shore. Discover the real Frederick Douglass in the places that shaped him on a driving tour that starts on the Eastern Shore and takes you through Annapolis and Baltimore.
4 The Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore
The museum's permanent collection is a gateway to the history and living culture of Maryland's African Americans. The collection includes art, artifacts, textiles, material culture, photographs, rare books and other items. Some of the largest collections focus on African American military experience, early American jazz recordings, and Maryland community history.
830 E Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21202