Harriet Tubman guided newly escaped slaves to this site. She also founded a Home for the Aged for the elderly to live their lives a little more comfortably. The two-story Thompson Memorial African Read more...
Harriet Tubman guided newly escaped slaves to this site. She also founded a Home for the Aged for the elderly to live their lives a little more comfortably. The two-story Thompson Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is also here. You can walk these areas while discovering Tubman's core values. You also learn about the rest of her great accomplishments.
This is a guided tour, and it lasts around one hour. There are varied prices for different age groups, but all are reasonable. These fees are used for the upkeep of the site. You don't have to make an appointment, but it's recommended that groups of 25 people and over make a reservation first.
The Visitor Center is a great place to get a masterful overview of Tubman's entire life starting in 1822. The animated oral presentation focuses on her life as a slave, the Underground Railroad, and her time as a Civil War spy.
Currently, you can't go inside Tubman's house and barn because it's still being restored. You can walk around her Home for the Aged, though. Tubman moved her parents to this site and wanted a place for the elderly to live out their lives peacefully. Tubman herself also lived there in her later years.
The active cemetery where Tubman lays is nearby. It's not an official part of the park though and you'll have to contact them for tour information.