Although Delaware was the last state abolished slavery among the northern states, it was a crucial crossroad of the Underground Railroad.
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway in Delaware is named after Harriet Tubman – a former slave who was a conductor at the Underground Railroad and helped enslaved people to escape from their owners to their freedom.
The approximately 98 miles scenic Byway route through Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania is rich in history and amazing stories of runaway slaves and the people who helped them.
The Delaware byway begins where the Maryland Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway ends at Willow Grove Road, nearing Sandtown, Kent County.
Visit the historic sites associated with abolitionists activities, Railroad conductors and travelers to learn about the Underground Railroad Movement.