he Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park and Market Street Bridge have been developed as a major focal point for the interpretation of the Underground Railroad in the City. Although the historic bridge that Harriett Tubman crossed at Market Street is long gone, the site still provides an important historic location to interpret the City’s rich Underground Railroad legacy. Wilmington, Delaware has a well documented role in the Underground Railroad, being a major stop on the escape route north for those freedom seekers leaving the eastern shore of Maryland and points south. Interpretive signage informs the visitor and serves as a focal point for group tours that come to explore Wilmington’s Underground Railroad legacy.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: Christina River between Market Street and Poplar S, Wilmington, 19801
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: City of Wilmington Mayor James M. Baker
Location Type: Site
Freedom Seekers: Bill Bailey,Eliza Nokey,Josiah Bailey,Peter Pennington
UGRR Operatives: Harriet Tubman,Thomas Garrett,William Still