Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and State Park
Start at the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and State Park, which opened to the public in March 2017. She was born Araminta “Minty” Ross around 1822, and married John Tubman in 1844, becoming known as Harriet Tubman. She escaped to freedom in Philadelphia in 1849, but returned to Maryland to lead others to freedom. During the Civil War, she served as a nurse and spy for the Union Army. The visitor center sits on land that still looks a lot like it might have when Tubman lived there. Multimedia exhibits tell the story of her early life, as well as her legacy as an abolitionist and equal rights activist.