"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.

color photo Harriet Tubman's two-story colonial brick residence in autumn.

Life in Freedom

Harriet Tubman chose this farm in Central New York as her haven, her community, and her family’s home in freedom.

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.

The front and side of a brick two-story house with small white columns in front and fall leaves.

Harriet Tubman Home

Harriet Tubman's family home on her farm was the center of her mission of compassion to care for the dispossessed in the community.

Cover illustration with Harriet Tubman in foreground, historic Auburn in background

Become a Junior Ranger

Explore the life and times of Harriet Tubman, an American icon.

Street view of the front of the church and parsonage in autumn with construction work visible.

Historic Church Rehabilitation

The National Park Service embarks on a journey of preservation with the rehabilitation of the Thompson AME Zion Church in Auburn, NY

Youthful portrait of Harriet Tubman seated.

Harriet Tubman Bicentennial

March 12, 2022 is the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman's birth. Find information and events related to the year-long celebration.

Last updated: November 30, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
P.O. Box 769

Auburn , NY 13021-0769



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