About the Park
Harriet Tubman National Historical Park is located in Auburn, New York. The park includes privately owned property, as well as property owned by the National Park Service.
The National Park Service owns and operates the historic Thompson Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church at 49 Parker Street. Harriet Tubman was a congregant there near the end of her life. She helped raise funds to build the church, and her funeral was held there in 1913. Both the church and the adjacent parsonage building are currently undergoing substantial repair and rehabilitation prior to being returned to public uses.
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church owns and operates the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center, the Tubman Home for the Aged, and the Harriet Tubman Residence on a roughly 32 acre campus on South Street. Also included as part of the park deisgnation, these three sites are independently managed by The Harriet Tubman Home, Inc.
A related Tubman site that lies outside of the park boundary is the Fort Hill Cemetery where Tubman is buried. It is operated independently from the national historical park.
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: September 21, 2023