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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park is a 480-acre (190 ha) National Park Service unit in the U.S. state of Maryland. It commemorates the life of former enslaved Harriet Tubman, who became an activist in the Underground Railroad prior to the American Civil War. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument was created by President Barack Obama under the Antiquities Act on March 25, 2013. The portion of the monument administered by the National Park Service was later designated a National Historical Park in 2014, and the remainder is managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service as part of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.Plan your visit to Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Church Creek online tour itinerary planner.
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park reviews
As part of our three day stay in Cambridge, MD, we knew that we wanted to learn about Harriet Tubman and this place was a perfect first stop, I should note that I moved to Maryland before the age of..... more
As part of our three day stay in Cambridge, MD, we knew that we wanted to learn about Harriet Tubman and this place was a perfect first stop, I should note that I moved to Maryland before the age of..... more »
Very well presented information about the life and struggles of Harriet Tubman. Her story touched our hearts. Well worth a stop
Very well presented information about the life and struggles of Harriet Tubman. Her story touched our hearts. Well worth a stop more »
This area of Maryland’s eastern shore is steeped in history and this national historical park is the jewel. Tubman’s story is contextualized well, placed in the America of her time. This is something.... more
This area of Maryland’s eastern shore is steeped in history and this national historical park is the jewel. Tubman’s story is contextualized well, placed in the America of her time. This is something.... more »
This is a very impressive museum. As a museum professional this hits it out of the ballpark. The film was wonderful. The exhibits were first rate. There was braille on each panel as well as 3D tactile miniatures so a child or blind person could feel what was being discussed. I assume there were no dress up clothes or more kid friendly items because of covid but the exhibits were first rate. The museum shop and bathrooms were very nicely done. The location was a little odd though. The site had no real significance to the Tubman story other than slaves hid out in the area. It was more of a place to build a nice museum in the middle of no where rather than on a primary resource. I can only assume it was free land since it is on the wildlife refuge and from there you go follow Harriet's trail instead of something actually happened here. GPS did not work correctly to get us the visitor center. Follow the signs. GPS told us we were there when we were in the middle of no where. It is worth a trip.
Wonderful museum dedicated to Harriet Tubman, her life, and her work to free her family and other slaves via the Underground Railroad. This is a serious museum, not a 'fun' museum. But it is an important and beautiful one too. There are some descriptions of the violence and mistreatment that she and other slaves experienced, but it is important to remember those parts of history. And there are also many inspirational stories about her (and others) courage, tenacity, and resourcefulness. We loved the bronze statues, they were very beautiful and somewhat unique for national park museums that we ha e visited. Kids did the junior ranger badge, which is always a good opportunity for kids to engage and learn.
Beautiful facility with well-curated and informative vignettes that are approachable for audiences of all ages. If you are unfamiliar with HT and/or the history of this part of the Eastern Shore, you can learn a lot. Hopefully it will be expanded in the future. I personally did not need rangers/guides in my visit, but none were available for questions, etc. 2 were at front desk but perhaps due to COVID restrictions, did not interact much with guests. Decent gift shop on-site.
The museum is excellent and accessible for a wide variety of visitors. The exhibits include a mix of well-crafted sculptures, artifacts and audios. There are even digital games for little ones to get to know Harriet's story and play different historical characters. And the grounds are gorgeous, designed to support native species and to represent Harriet's fight for freedom. It's definitely a must see! I'd recommend that you visit earlier in the day; the museum gets busier in the afternoon.
Definitely worth the ride! This is a wonderful site with a great accessible walking trail that shows off native plants. The visitor center has excellent presentations and artwork that help bring this American hero's life into focus. The visitor center includes restrooms and a gift shop. Everything is accessible.
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