Harriet Tubman National Historical Park

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    A 32-acre park dedicated to the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman – “the Moses of her people,” a conductor on the Underground Railroad that led more than 300 enslaved people to their freedom. Tubman, who herself was born into slavery, made this land heaven for her family and the needed people in her community.
    The park, established on January 10th, 2017, includes three main sites:

    • The Harriet Tubman Residence – Tubman’s home from 1859, when she bought the land, until 1911.
    • The Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged – a home Tubman founded in 1908 for indigent and elderly African-Americans. Tubman herself lived in this home from 1911 until her death in 1913. The home was operated until 1920.
    • The Thompson Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church – Tubman’s worship place and where her funeral service was held.

    Learn about Tubman’s life, her journey to freedom, and the ways she helped hundreds of people, both in slavery and in freedom. Stop by the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center to get a better understanding of Tubman’s impact on society, and pay a visit to her grave at Fort Hill Cemetery, located across the street of the park.

    New national park celebrates Harriet Tubman's legacy

    After Harriet Tubman, famed conductor of the Underground Railroad, rescued dozens of people from slavery and served in the Civil War, she settled down in the small city of Auburn in upstate New York and continued a life of service. The National Park Service recently made her property a national park, celebrating the later chapters of her life. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports.
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    Address: 180 South St, Auburn, NY 13021
    Opening Hours: Sunrise - Sunset
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