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Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center

Underground Railroad ‘conductor’ Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County probably in the 1820s. 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.

The museum and educational center offers a resource area for Harriet Tubman. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday. Tours of the surrounding area are available by appointment. Groups welcome.

The Tubman Museum and Educational Center is part of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, a self-guided, scenic driving tour with more than 30 sites related to freedom seekers in the 1800s. For more information, a map and guide, and an audio guide, stop by the Dorchester Visitor Center, 2 Rose Hill Place in Cambridge, MD.

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424 Race St.
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-0401 (p)
410-228-3106 (p)
410.228.5641 (f)

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Tues.-Fri.: 12pm – 3pm
Sat.: 12pm – 4pm