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New Tubman Visitor Center now open!

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center is now open in Dorchester County, Maryland! The exhibits inside the center -- located just a few miles from where Harriet Tubman was born -- share this American hero's story in powerful and moving ways. This 10,000-square-foot building and its 17-acre park make an excellent launching point for exploring the Tubman Byway, a self-guided driving tour of Underground Railroad-related sites on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Read more >

Tubman-related events roundup for 2017

We're unofficially declaring 2017 the Year of Tubman. With the opening of the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in March, two movie projects in the works about Tubman's life, a plan to have her likeness on the U.S. $20 bill, interest in her life has never been greater. Several events will be happening in the area of the Harriet Tubman Byway to celebrate her life. Here's a listing of what's planned. We are adding more events as we hear of them. Read more >

Grand opening events happening March 10-12

Join in a weekend of events celebrating the opening of the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center near Cambridge, Maryland. Several events are planned, both on-site and in the area. All the events at the Tubman Visitor Center are free of charge. Some of the area events require tickets. Read More >

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Media Coverage

Recent media coverage about the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway:

  • Washington Post, “Harriet Tubman fled a life of slavery in Maryland. Now a new visitor center opens on the land she escaped,” March 4, 2017. Read the story.
  • Baltimore Sun, “New Harriet Tubman Park presents the Dorchester County she grew up in, fled from,” March 3, 2017. Read the story.
  • WYPR, “Harriet Tubman’s Legacy” featuring Chris Elcock and Tony Menare, March 3, 2017. Listen to the story.
  • U.S. News & World Report, “11 attractions debuting in 2017 worth traveling for,” March 2, 2017. Read the story.
  • CBS Baltimore, “160 years later, Harriet Tubman continues to be honored,” Feb. 28, 2017. Read the story.
  • New York Times, “Harriet Tubman’s Path to Freedom,” Feb. 24, 2017. Read the full story or see the interactive version.
  • WMDT, “The Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman: Part 2,” Feb. 24, 2017. See the story.
  • WMDT, “The Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman: Part 1,” Feb. 24, 2017. See the story.
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Featured News

Harriet Tubman: DefenderHarriet Tubman: Defender

March 4 play celebrates the life of Harriet Tubman

Celebrate the life and heroism of a true American patriot in the original one-person play, “Harriet Tubman: Defender” at 7pm on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Through narrative, song, and visual projections, experience both the pain and elation of being free from the binds of slavery. The play stars Eunice Lewis-Seagraves and is a production of the Heralds of Hope Theater. Tickets cost $10 each. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center. Purchase tickets in advance at or by calling 410-228-3131. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door if available. At the Dorchester Center for the Arts, 321 High St., Cambridge, MD 21613.

Harriet Tubman Banquet

March 11

This annual dinner celebrates the life of Harriet Tubman at 2:45pm on Saturday, March 11. Sponsored by the Harriet Tubman Organization. This year’s theme is “Harriet Ross Tubman is Home, We Thank You – Part III.” Cost is $40 per person. At Minnette Dick Hall (St. Mary’s Church), 2002 Hambrooks Blvd, Cambridge, MD 21613. For information or tickets, call 410-228-0401 or email