Operating Hours & Seasons

Sun rising above one of four pitched rooftops of the visitor center
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center aligns south to north, recalling the promises of freedom in northern territory.

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On March 11, 2017, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center will open to the public. Beginning March 11, the facility will be open to the public daily from 9-5. The visitor center will close on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Staff will offer interpretive programs seasonally, with the schedule to be announced.

Check here for more information on the visitor center's Grand Opening.

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center houses permanent exhibits, an A/V program, restrooms, a museum store, an information desk, and a research library, and it serves as the park’s primary visitor destination. Its design concept, “The View North,” symbolizes the importance of moving northward, away from slavery and into the possibilities of freedom; a quiet, open legacy garden offers walking paths for meditation and reflection.

A partnership between the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the National Park Service, and Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park operates the 16,000-square foot, LEED Silver certified visitor center and administration building, along with a 2,700-square foot open air pavilion with a fireplace and picnic tables. The state park is a 17-acre site adjacent to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The site is also home to the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program, which partners with local, state, and federal entities to commemorate events, preserve sites and resources, and educate the public about the national significance of the Underground Railroad.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4068 Golden Hill Road
Church Creek, MD 21622

Phone:

410-221-2290

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