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

    Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad

    National Monument Maryland

A Life Dedicated to God and Freedom

Harriet Tubman was a deeply spiritual woman who lived her ideals and dedicated her life to freedom. She is the Underground Railroad’s best known conductor and in the decades before the Civil War, repeatedly risked her life to guide nearly 70 enslaved people to new lives of freedom in the North.Tubman would recognize the landscapes protected in this new national monument on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Did You Know?

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

By the 1840’s about half of the black population on Maryland’s Eastern Shore was free; most families included both enslaved and free people.