To commemorate the life of a true American hero and historical icon, the Maryland Park Service has dedicated a new State Park in Dorchester County to Harriet Ross Tubman. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park was created in 2007 on the 17.3 acre Linthicum tract, which was acquired through a land swap with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The transaction was funded by the Department of Natural Resources Program Open Space, and assisted by The Conservation Fund.
Visitors to the park will benefit from a collaborative effort with the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The Park and Refuge Visitor Centers will be physically and intellectually linked to one another through programming, multi-use trails and roads.
The park, which sits on the trailhead for the 125‐mile Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway and All American Road will also provide an orientation to Tubman and Underground Railroad heritage sites and programs within the county and region. It will be a place to begin a chronological and geographical pilgrimage tracing Tubman’s steps on the Underground Railroad to New York and Canada, also noted as a Scenic Byway.
Pets are permitted in the Park.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401