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Underground Railroad: Maryland's Network to Freedom

The Underground Railroad: Maryland's Network to Freedom is a map guide for exploring the official Network to Freedom sites, programs and facilities throughout the state of MD. The Guide interprets the significance of over 30 attractions, facilities, museums, guided tours, and historic sites, providing information on how to locate and visit each site. The Guide also defines and describes the intricacies of the UGRR in MD, a border state whose dependence upon slavery was linked to a changing agricultural and maritime economy. Here, freedom seekers' experiences were much different compared to those in the Deep South. The abundance of waterways provided both an escape route and barrier to potential fugitives. The Guide describes the UGRR and why it existed in MD. Visitors will discover how ordinary people in a southern slaveholding community faced challenges to help others secure freedom.

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: Maryland Office of Tourism Development, 217 E. Redwood St, 9th Floor, Baltimore, 21202

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Marci Ross

Location Type: Program