Here on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is where Harriet Tubman’s story began. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway shares the remarkable stories of Tubman and other freedom seekers who risked their lives to escape slavery in the 1800s. With more than 30 sites in Dorchester and Caroline Counties — including the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center (set to open in March 2017) — the self-guided driving tour shows you the places where Tubman grew up, worshiped, labored, and led others to freedom.

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‘The View North’ at new Tubman Visitor Center on July 16

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor CenterOn July 16 at 2pm, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center will host a presentation by Chris Elcock, a Senior Associate of GWWO, Inc.,/Architects, the team behind the design of the visitor center. At “The View North” visitors can discover the hidden symbolism in the building and surrounding landscape. To RSVP, please call 410-221-2290 x 1120 or email angela.crenshaw@maryland.gov by July 9.  The Visitor Center is scheduled to have its grand opening on March 10, 2017.  The Tubman Visitor Center is located at 4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, MD 21622. For more information, visit dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands

Harriet Tubman to be featured on new $20 bill

Harriet Tubman’s legacy continues to grow with the news that the U.S. Treasury will redesign the $20 bill to feature Tubman’s face on the front. She becomes the first woman in more than 100 years and the first African-American woman to be featured on U.S. currency. We think this shows the power of her story of courage and selflessness, and how it speaks to people of all ages and circumstances all over the country and the world.

Tubman Visitor Center to open in March 2017

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor CenterThe Maryland Park Service and the National Park Service are building the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center close to the lands where Harriet Tubman lived and labored. The 17-acre complex will be located on Route 335 near Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, Maryland. Read more.

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