Learn about Harriet Tubman's success with the Underground Railroad.
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park is located in southeastern Maryland. Here, you can see Tubman's home, enjoy interactive museum exhibits, or tour part of the Tubman Byway. Harriet Tubman was born in 1822, and she played a significant role in helping slaves escape to freedom in the northeastern United States. She created a network of people who helped her and many others escape the bonds of slavery. After she first broke free in 1849, she went back to Maryland 13 more times in order to help her friends and family reach safety in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Harriet Tubman also played an important role during the Civil War and supported myriad civil rights movements during her time.
The historical park's visitor center has been open to the public since 2017. Visitor Center hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Please note that groups with 10 or more people are encouraged to make reservations in advance. If you love learning about American history, visit this historical park in Maryland.