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Back Roads to Freedom

 

Back Roads to Freedom: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad provides an opportunity for people to learn through professionally trained guides about the Maryland Underground Railroad movement as well as the early life of Harriet Tubman, the most well-known Underground Railroad conductor.The tour utilizes the Maryland Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Map, a Network To Freedom program.Tour stops include significant sites to the Underground Railroad on Maryland's Eastern Shore in Dorchester and Caroline Counties along an approximately 80 mile portion of the byway.The tour includes accurate, up-to-date and documented stories about Harriet Tubman and her Underground Railroad missions.

Antebellum history is included setting the scene for freedom seekers' experiences leading to resistance to slavery and the desire to escape to freedom.Descriptions of the local geography and natural and cultural resources affecting the flight of the freedom seekers are included.The tour focuses on the impact of faith, family, community and freedom on Harriet Tubman.Underground Railroad stories include those who used it, those who ran it and those who tried to end it. The tour is framed around the time period between 1820 and 1860.

A group may select a half day, full day, or two day tour.

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: Harbor Lights LLC, 101 Willis Street, Cambridge, Dorchester, 21613

Contact Information: 410-221-0776 (main phone)

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Frank Herbert

Location Type: Program