The Choptank River Lighthouse has a new temporary exhibit, “View from the Lighthouse: The Underground Railroad.” Housed on the second floor, the exhibit looks out over the scenes visible in all four directions from the Lighthouse and shows how they relate to the stories of Dorchester Country native Harriet Tubman and other passengers and conductors on the Underground Railroad with local roots in the 1800s. Stories include the arrival of Harriet Tubman’s grandmother, the first escape that Tubman engineered, the escape of Moses Viney, and more. Find out more about the exhibit.
The exhibit will be on view through October 2017.
The Lighthouse is open to visitors daily from 9am to 6pm, May through October; and by appointment only from November through April (call 410-463-2653). The lighthouse is located at Long Wharf Park, near High and Water Streets in Cambridge, MD. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.