13. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center
Honoring a Hero
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center is operated by the Maryland Park Service in partnership with the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park to honor Harriet Tubman.
The 10,000 square foot visitor center includes exhibits as well as a theater that tell the stories of Harriet Tubman’s life and work. It also includes a classroom, museum store, and library. The state park’s 17 acres include a meditation garden, nature trails and an outdoor pavilion available by rental.
Exhibits feature information about Harriet’s childhood and young adulthood, living and laboring under slavery here in Dorchester County and neighboring Caroline County. The center immerses visitors in the secret networks of the Underground Railroad and Harriet’s own daring rescue missions. Exhibits also feature Harriet’s actions during the Civil War, and her later years as a suffragist, civil rights worker and humanitarian. The landscapes in the vicinity of the park have changed little since Harriet’s childhood, when she lived, worked and traveled similar environs.
Golden Hill Road at Key Wallace Drive
Church Creek, MD 21622
GPS Coordinates: 38.448304,-76.138687
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