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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic and State Park is located in Dorchester Country near Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. This park commemorates the life of a Harriet Tubman, true American hero and historical icon.
Amid bird calls, freshly plowed fields, and the hum of mosquitoes, the landscape that shaped Harriet Tubman’s life as an enslaved child, young woman, and freedom seeker thrives still in Dorchester, Talbot, and Caroline Counties, preserved within this park, a 17-acre tract adjacent to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Dorchester County near Church Creek, Maryland.
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center houses permanent exhibits, an A/V program, restrooms, a museum store, an information desk, and a research library, and it serves as the park’s primary visitor destination. Its design concept, “The View North,” symbolizes the importance of moving northward, away from slavery and into the possibilities of freedom; a quiet, open legacy garden offers walking paths for meditation and reflection.
If you plan to take a walk in our legacy garden or to explore related sites, be prepared for hot weather and mosquitoes in the warm seasons.