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She’s a history saver, and just one of many fascinating people you might meet along the Byway.  Read her story on VisitDorchester.org.

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  • Inside the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center

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 >

  • Harriet Tubman

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 >

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