4068 Golden Hill RoadChurch Creek, MD 21622
From Annapolis and points north: Take US-301 North/US-50 East towards the Town of Cambridge. Turn right on Woods Road. Turn right on Route 16. Turn left onto Route 335 (Golden Hill Road), drive for 4.5 miles and the Visitor Center will be on your right.
From Ocean City and points south: Take US-50 West towards the Town of Cambridge. Turn left on Route 16 (Church Creek Road). Turn left onto Route 335 (Golden Hill Road), and drive approximately 4.5 miles and the Visitor Center will be on your right.
When the exhibits in the Visitor Center are completed in March 2017, the park will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
Leashed pets are welcome in the Park.
On March 9, 2013, the State of Maryland -- along with several hundred national, state and local supporters -- broke ground for the 17-acre Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center, commemorating the life and legacy of the legendary abolitionist. The 125-mile Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway was also unveiled during the Join the Journey Centennial Celebration, which marked the 100th anniversary of Tubman’s death.
The Grand Opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center will take place the weekend of March 11-12, 2017, with special public programs and activities.
Guests are invited to enjoy a weekend of activities exploring the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman here in the Choptank River region where she spent her early years, formed her ideals and strong family connections, escaped to freedom and returned to lead her friends and family out of bondage using the Underground Railroad. Participate in family-friendly programs and explore the exhibits featured inside the visitor center.
The Grand Opening Weekend of March 11-12th will feature a number of speakers and special programs including a living historian, a talk and book signing by Tubman biographer and scholar Dr. Kate Clifford Larson and the lead architect for the project, Chris Elcock, will be sharing some of the hidden symbolism in the site plan and landscaping. Dr. Sonia Sanchez, the National Park Service’s Centennial Poet Laureate, will present her award winning Haikus, historian Tony Cohen will lead participants on a walk to discover the skills and knowledge a journey on the Underground Railroad would have required.
See a complete guide and schedule of the weekend’s events below! The document is in pdf format and requires Adobe Reader. To get the free Adobe Reader go to Adobe.com.
In March 2017, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center will open to the public and immerse visitors in Tubman's world through exhibits that are informative, evocative and emotive. Understand the value of Tubman's early years in Maryland, learn about the Underground Railroad resistance movement and her work as a freedom fighter, liberator, leader and humanitarian. The interpretive video "The Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman" compliments the exhibits by providing an overview about the history of the Underground Railroad and Tubman's connections to it while highlighting the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.
The Visitor Center also features a gift shop, information desk, research library and a temporary exhibit space.
Outside the Visitor Center, a walking path through the legacy garden offers a place for quiet reflection and meditation. Further appreciate the life and legacy of this great American heroine by attending a ranger-led program or exploring additional sites along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.
The 17-acre park is adjacent is to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and is also home to an administrative building and a 2,600 square foot open-air picnic pavilion with stone fireplace and serving area. To learn more about these features visit the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park Map.
Additional information about the park and the history of Harriet Tubman is available here, which is in a pdf format and requires Adobe Reader. To get the free Adobe Reader go to Adobe.com.
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