• Sepia collage of Harriet Tubman portrait over a 19th century map of Maryland

    Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad

    National Monument Maryland

History & Culture

Harriet Tubman did extraordinary work with abolitionist causes and as the Underground Railroad's most famous conductor. Her heroic efforts in personally leading people out of slavery to freedom in the North defined her as the "Moses of her People."
http://www.nps.gov/resources/person.htm?id=175

National Park Service - Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study:
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=11008

National Park Service - National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom:
http://www.nps.gov/subjects/ugrr/index.htm

National Register Travel Itinerary - Aboard the Underground Railroad:
http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/

Library of Congress - Harriet Tubman: Online Resources:
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/tubman/

Did You Know?

Black and white photo of Harriet Tubman, date unknown. The Granger Collection, New York

Harriet Ross married John Tubman, a free black man, around 1844. Marriages between free and enslaved were not unusual on the Eastern Shore.