To mark the day that Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery from here in Dorchester County, Maryland on Sept. 17, 1849, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center hosts an Emancipation Day celebration for all ages on Sept. 19, 2021 from 10am to 3pm.
Go birding with Ranger Lawson, learn about Underground Railroad routes with Ranger Tim, enjoy traditional children’s games in the Legacy Garden with Ranger Cierra, meet acclaimed storyteller Janice Curtis Greene as she brings Harriet Tubman to life, and see the artifacts unearthed by archaeologists at the home of Harriet’s father, Ben Ross. The Junior Ranger activity will also be available throughout the day!
Free admission; donations are welcome.
The Tubman Visitor Center is Stop #13 along the road trip known as the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, so you can make a day of it by exploring some of the more than 30 other stops in the area. See map and description of other stops.
Address: 4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, MD 21622