Bucktown Village Store
“Site of Harriet Tubman’s First Act of Defiance”
At this crossroads, sometime around 1835, Harriet Tubman was almost killed by a blow to her head that she received while attempting to assist a fellow enslaved man flee from an angry overseer. Because of the injury, Harriet experienced life-long health problems and seizures that sparked vivid dreams, changing her views and motives the rest of her life. At the time, Bucktown was a busy community with two stores, a shopkeeper’s home, blacksmith shop, farms, and shipyards on the nearby Transquaking River.
(Operated by the Bucktown Village Foundation, 410-901-9255).
GPS Coordinates: 38.459167,-76.031385