5. Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center
Keeping the Flame Alive
The Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center is one of the oldest community organizations dedicated to the memory of Harriet Tubman. Over the past three decades, their efforts have included memorials to Tubman, tours to significant sites associated with her life, museum exhibits, educational programming, celebrations and community outreach.
Founded in the mid-1980s, the Harriet Tubman Organization is dedicated to preserving Tubman’s connection to the local community and to helping young people see Tubman as a role model. The museum hosts numerous programs throughout the year, including an annual memorial banquet in March. The organization’s members have inspired community action and encouraged interpretation and research into Harriet’s life and legacy. Inside the museum, visitors will find exhibits and resources. Volunteer members of the organization answer questions and provide information on Harriet Tubman and the region. Step-on guided tours of area sites associated with Harriet Tubman are available by appointment. The museum has a gift shop and literature about area attractions.
NOTE: This museum is different than the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, which opened in March 2017 in Church Creek, Maryland, about 20 minutes from downtown Cambridge. Find out more about the new Tubman Visitor Center.