Interior exhibits and the Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center.

Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center

The Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center offers visitors a look into the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman. The museum and education center features exhibits, informational displays, and a short film about Tubman’s life, as well as a resource area. The museum also organizes tours of the area where Tubman lived and toiled.

The museum is part of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, a self-guided, scenic driving tour with up to 36 historically significant sites related to the Underground Railroad and freedom seekers.

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Hours

Tues.-Fri.: 12pm – 3pm

Sat.: 12pm – 4pm

(Note: Many places fill to capacity on busy, nice weather days, especially holiday weekends. Please call ahead or visit the official website to get the most up-to-date information before visiting.)

Fees

Free admission 

Activities

The museum offers exhibits and a short film about Tubman’s life, as well as a resource area. Visit the website for REI Heritage Tours, for guided tours by appointment only. Call Tour Director Royce L. Sampson at 410-820-8350 (office).  

Groups are welcome; please call ahead at 410-228-0401. The museum can also organize tours of the area where Tubman lived and toiled.

History

Underground Railroad ‘conductor’ Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County around 1822. At this small museum in downtown Cambridge — just a few miles from where she grew up — learn of the strength, courage, and determination of this remarkable woman.

After growing up on the Brodess Farm in Bucktown in Dorchester County, Tubman later escaped from slavery and returned 13 times to lead other enslaved people to freedom using the secret network of people and sites known as the Underground Railroad. She later served as a Civil War spy and nurse, a suffragist, and a humanitarian.

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Last updated: June 27, 2022
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