Basic Information

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park is a new national park located in Auburn, New York. It is a park in progress with limited services.

The Harriet Tubman National Historical Park includes the Thompson Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church that Tubman raised funds to build. Both buildings are currently uninhabitable and require substantial repair and renovations prior to being returned to public uses. We expect to have the rectory (home) building repaired and serviceable as a NPS visitor support service center during the fall of 2018. We are currently undertaking a Historic Structures and Finishes Study and limited emergency stabilization of the church building in order to help guide appropriate repairs and future restoration of this iconic building.

The Harriet Tubman Visitor Center, the Tubman Home for the Aged, and the Harriet Tubman Residence are also part of the park and sit on a roughly 32 acre campus on South Street. These three sites are operated by National Park Service partner, The Harriet Tubman Home, Inc. The residence is viewed from the exterior only and access to the Home for the Aged is by guided tour. There is a fee for this tour and tours begin at the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center.

A related Tubman site that lies outside of the national historical park is the Fort Hill Cemetery where Tubman is buried. It is operated independently from the national historical park.

Visit the Places To Go page for more information on visiting these sites.
 

The Harriet Tubman Visitor Center is operated by National Park Service partner, the Harriet Tubman Home, Inc. (address below). Visit their website for more information. 

Learn more about the other sites that make up the park on our Places To Go page. 

180 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021

The Harriet Tubman National Historical Park includes the Thompson Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center, the Tubman Home for the Aged, and the Harriet Tubman Residence. A related Tubman site that lies outside of the national historical park is the Fort Hill Cemetery where Tubman is buried. View directions to each of these five sites on our directions page.

Operating hours vary by site. 

Harriet Tubman Visitor Center, Tubman Home for the Aged, and the Harriet Tubman Residence are operated by NPS partner, the Harriet Tubman Home, Inc. Visit their website for current hours and information.

Fort Hill Cemetary

Grounds are open dawn to dusk. Operated independently by Fort Hill Cemetery. Check with the cemetery office or here www.forthillcemetery.net for current information.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Monday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Tuesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Wednesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Thursday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Friday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Saturday: Sunrise - Sunset

Auburn, New York has four distinct seasons. Fall and spring are usually mild and summers tend to be sunny, warm, and humid. Winter weather is variable and conditions can change quickly. Snow in November is not uncommon. The heaviest snowfall tends to be in January with an average of 33”.

No fees are being charged by the National Park Service, however, the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center, Tubman Home for the Aged, and Harriet Tubman Residence are operated by National Park Service partner, Harriet Tubman Home, Inc. The organization charges a fee to see these sites. The group is a non-profit and does not honor the National Parks Pass for admission.  

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park is a new national park located in Auburn, New York. It is a park in progress with limited services.

The Harriet Tubman Visitor Center is operated by National Park Service partner, the Harriet Tubman Home, Inc. Visit their website for more information. 

Last updated: July 26, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
P.O. Box 769

Auburn, NY 13021-0769

Phone:

315-882-8060

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