Begin your journey by picking up a Freedom Seeker Pack from the Visitor Services Desk. Complete activities that help you understand Tubman’s life from childhood to adulthood. Learn about her journeys on the Underground Railroad and then take your own journey through the Legacy Garden. This portion of the quest is outside and teams will be given bug spray and sunscreen. Complete your experience with a reflective activity and then return your bag at the Visitor Services Desk.
The Quest is available when the park is open. The park opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. every day except Christmas. Park Quest takes about 2 hours so arrival before 3 p.m. is recommended. Limited Freedom Seeker Packs are available. If all packs are in use, teams are encouraged to complete our award-winning Junior Ranger Activity Book, available at the Visitor Services Desk. The park sees lower visitation Monday through Thursday.
The 17-acre Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park is home to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, administrative offices for both the Maryland and National Park Services, a recreational pavilion and a legacy garden.
The Visitor Center features a permanent exhibit that focuses on Tubman’s life, including her formative years in Maryland, and the Underground Railroad resistance movement from a regional perspective.
This location was chosen because the view and landscape are preserved by the surrounding Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Very few structures remain from her time in the Choptank River region.
Please note: the exhibits in the Visitor Center interpret the difficult subject-matter of American slavery which includes the inhumane treatment of people. This aspect of history is not watered-down or sanitized in our exhibits or Park Quest.
Directions to Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park
4068 Golden Hill Road
Church Creek, MD 216227
Directions to the Quest site
From Annapolis and points north: Take US-301 North/US-50 East towards the Town of Cambridge. Turn right on Woods Road. Turn right on Route 16. Turn left onto Route 335 (Golden Hill Road), drive for 4.5 miles and the Visitor Center will be on your right.
From Ocean City and points south: Take US-50 West towards the Town of Cambridge. Turn left on Route 16 (Church Creek Road). Turn left onto Route 335 (Golden Hill Road), and drive approximately 4.5 miles and the Visitor Center will be on your right.
From Philadelphia, PA: Take I-676/US-30 East to I-95 South, DE-1 South, US-301 south and US-50 East/Ocean Gateway to Woods Road in Cambridge, Maryland. Follow MD-16 West/Church Creek Road to MD-335 South/Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, Maryland. The visitor center is on your right.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401