The Bucktown Village Store is an authentic 19th century country store and is operated by the Bucktown Village Foundation, a 501c3 organization. The store operates as a museum featuring authentic African American artifacts related to slavery, various displays, and gifts within a country store setting.
Between 1834 and 1836 at this location, Harriet Tubman received a blow to her head that fractured her skull while she attempted to assist a fellow enslaved man. This has been called Tubman’s first public act of defiance. As a result of the injury, she experienced lifelong health problems and spiritual visions that changed her views and guided the rest of her life.
Bucktown Village Store offers historic tours and interpretation of this part of Harriet Tubman’s life. They are recognized by the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
The site is open by chance or by appointment Monday-Saturday, 9am-4pm or by reservation by calling 410-901-9255. Free admission, but donations are welcome.