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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway

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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park

4068 Golden Hill Road

Church Creek, MD 21622

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Tubman Byway is a self-guided driving tour that winds for more than 125 miles through the beautiful landscapes and waterscapes of Maryland.

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The Tubman Byway is a self-guided driving tour that winds for 125 miles through the beautiful landscapes and waterscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It is the only place in the world that preserves and interprets the places where Harriet Tubman was born, lived, labored, and where she fled from. Discover the powerful and exciting stories at the byway’s 36 designated sites in Caroline and Dorchester Counties. Spend a couple of hours or a couple of days exploring.

More than a century after her death, Harriet Tubman would still recognize many places in the Eastern Shore’s mosaic of waterways, forests, and fields. Stops along the byway make it possible to learn about the lives of enslaved and free blacks, abolitionists, and slave holders, as well as escape routes used by Tubman and her fellow freedom seekers.

At the heart of the Byway is the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, which opened in March 2017 with multimedia exhibits, a gift shop, nature trail, outdoor pavilion, and more. The lands in the area are part of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, designated by Congress in late 2014. The Tubman Byway continues into Delaware and goes on to Philadelphia, which was Tubman’s destination once she found freedom.

We will make several stops to different sites. A detailed itinerary will come soon.

Media and JLT Harriet Tubman Byway Trip- Feb 22, 2020

9:30am: Students gather at Cambridge Hall

9:45am: Depart for the Harriet Tubman Memorial Garden U.S. 50 at Washington Street, Cambridge MD 21613

11:45am (Stop #1): Arrive at Harriet Tubman Memorial Garden

You have until 12:25pm so we can definitely leave on time

12:30pm: Leave HT Memorial Garden area and head to Bucktown Village Store 4303 Bucktown Road, Bucktown, MD 21613

12:45pm (Stop #2): Arrive at the Bucktown Village Store

Spend approximately one hour in the store

1:45pm: Leave Bucktown Store and head to Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center 4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, MD 21622

1:55pm (Stop #3): Arrive at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

Spend approximately two hours at the center, starting with an Introduction tour (do not do the group activities inside unless they have new activities aimed for college students/adults)

3:55pm: Leave Visitor Center and head to Choptank Landing Choptank Road at Choptank River, Preston, MD 21655

4:30pm (Stop #4):Arrive at Choptank Landing

Spend approximately twenty minutes

5:00pm: Depart for Cambridge Hall

Cambridge Hall, 4230 Farm Dr, College Park, MD 20742

7pm: Arrive on campus

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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park

4068 Golden Hill Road

Church Creek, MD 21622

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