Honoring a Hero
Expected opening in 2016
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s death, the Maryland Park Service is building the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park in her honor. The landscapes in the vicinity of the park have changed little since Harriet’s childhood, when she lived, worked and traveled these environs. There are plans for a visitor center and a memorial, as well as additional interpretation at many of the sites along the byway.
The Visitor Center will include exhibit halls, a theater and outdoor interpretation that will tell the stories of the life and times of Harriet Tubman. Exhibits will feature information about Harriet's childhood and young adulthood living and laboring under slavery here in Dorchester County. The center will immerse visitors in the secret networks of the Underground Railroad and Harriet’s own daring rescue missions. Harriet’s actions during the Civil War, and her later years as a suffragist, civil rights worker and humanitarian will also be covered.
GPS Coordinates: 38.448304,-76.138687