"I would make a home for them in the North, and the Lord helping me, I would bring them all here."

Harriet Tubman was guided by a deep faith and devotion to family, freedom, and community. After emancipating herself and members of her family, she moved them from Ontario, Canada to Fleming and Auburn, New York in 1859. Central New York was a center for progressive thought, abolition, and women’s suffrage where Tubman continued to fight for human rights and dignity until she died in 1913.

Brick home stands among trees in the fall.

History and Culture

Harriet Tubman emancipated herself and escaped to freedom at age 27, then helped dozens of slaves find freedom.

White two-story home with front porch.

Places To Go

Learn more about the historic sites that make up Harriet Tubman National Historical Park and how to visit.

Last updated: August 4, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
P.O. Box 769

Auburn , NY 13021-0769



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