"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 guided dozens of freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad.

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

Auburn, New York c.1907

Basic Information

Find the basic information for the park.

Portrait of Harriet Tubman rests on top of a wooded landscape

Travel with Tubman

Travel with Tubman: Let Harriet Tubman Guide You on a Journey of a Lifetime

Last updated: February 6, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
P.O. Box 769

Auburn, NY 13021-0769



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