"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.

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Life in Freedom

Harriet Tubman settled in Central New York, where she found her haven, her community, and her family’s home in freedom.

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History and Culture

Harriet Tubman emancipated herself and escaped to freedom at age 27, then guided dozens of freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad.

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Historic Church Restoration

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

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Basic Information

Hours, addresses, and other important information.

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Travel with Tubman

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

Last updated: April 12, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
P.O. Box 769

Auburn, NY 13021-0769


(315) 568-0024
We do not currently have telephone service at Harriet Tubman NHP. Rangers from our sister park, Women's Rights NHP in Seneca Falls, will take all calls until further notice.

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