The Inspiring Story of Harriet Tubman

The Underground Railroad’s best known conductor was also a suffragist, a warrior, and a caretaker. From her own self-emancipation on the eastern shore of Maryland to her heroic service during the Civil War, her advocacy for the rights of women and African Americans, and her work to care for the poor and homeless in her community…Harriet Tubman’s unswerving determination changed the lives of countless Americans, making her a towering figure in our nation’s history.

Explore the places of Harriet Tubman

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The beginning

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park: here is where she liberated herself, her family, and others who were enslaved.

a white two-story home with a broad front porch
“I would make a home for them…”

At Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in New York, see her home and the places where she cared for others.

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Underground Railroad Network

Over 600 sites in the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom share stories of self-emancipation and the courageous journey to freedom.

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    Last updated: October 24, 2019