Location:

​Dorchester County

4068 Golden Hill Road
Church Creek, MD 21622​


Contact:

410-221-2290​
E-mail: htursp.dnr@maryland.gov

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Driving Directions:

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.


Hours of Operation:

The park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, excluding Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.​


Pet Policy:

​Leashed pets are welcome in the Park.


Hunting Policy:

  • No Hunting
 
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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park

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In March 2017, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center opened to the public and immerses visitors in Tubman's world through exhibits that are informative, evocative and emotive. Understand the value of Tubman's early years in Maryland, learn about the Underground Railroad resistance movement and her work as a freedom fighter, liberator, leader and humanitarian. The interpretive video "The Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman" will compliment the exhibits by providing an overview about the history of the Underground Railroad and Tubman's connections to it while highlighting the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway when it is completed in the near future. Until then, a slide show about Harriet Tubman's life and legacy is being shown as an introduction to the self-guided exhibits.

The Visitor Center also features a museum store, information desk, research library and an exhibit space. Limited healthy snacks are available at the museum store. The town of Cambridge, approximately 12 miles away, offers a plethora of dining options.

Celebrate Black History Month in Tubman Country

Join us for family-friendly programming on weekends in the month of February. The Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and all events are free.

 

 

Outside the Visitor Center, a walking path through the legacy garden offers a place for quiet reflection and meditation. Further appreciate the life and legacy of this great American heroine by attending a ranger-led program or exploring additional sites along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.

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The 17-acre park is adjacent is to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and is also home to an administrative building and a 2,600 square foot open-air picnic pavilion with stone fireplace and serving area. To learn more about these features visit the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park Map.

Additional information about the park and the history of Harriet Tubman is available here, which is in a pdf format and requires Adobe Reader. To get the free Adobe Reader go to Adobe.com

Note: On March 9, 2013, the State of Maryland -- along with several hundred national, state and local supporters -- broke ground for the 17-acre Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center, commemorating the life and legacy of the legendary abolitionist. The 125-mile Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway was also unveiled during the Join the Journey Centennial Celebration, which marked the 100th anniversary of Tubman’s death.


Tours

The visitor center's exhibit hall is a self-guided experience, however, rangers are available for a ranger-led introduction to the park and groups, as well as a Junior Ranger overview and explanation. With advance notice, groups may request ranger-led tours or interpretive programs. Offer valid only when services are available.

Click here to complete the tour request form. You will receive a confirmation when your tour is approved.

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Junior Rangers

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Understanding and appreciating our history is important for reflecting upon ourselves in the present day. We aim to teach Junior Rangers about Harriet Tubman's life and legacy, and the importance of the Underground Railroad. Start your experience by requesting a self-guided activity book at the Visitor Services desk. Use the exhibits and your personal experiences to complete the booklet and build a personal connection to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Upon completion participants take the Junior Ranger pledge with a park ranger and receive a souvenir patch and historical trading cards.

Save the Date: One Year Anniversary Weekend

Dates: March 10-11, 2018, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center
Additional Information: Join park staff for a celebration of our one year anniversary! The weekend will feature family-friendly activities including:

  • Enjoy a performance by Millicent Sparks, a Harriet Tubman re-enactor
  • An immersive Underground Railroad experience lead by Tony Cohen of the Menare Foundation
  • Lectures by Dr. Kate Clifford Larson, the park’s historical consultant
  • Junior Ranger programs led by park rangers
  • A viewing of the short film Carry Me Home about Harriet Tubman’s final journey on the Underground Railroad
  • A presentation by Chris Elcock, Senior Associate at GWWO, Inc., Architects, the team behind the design of the Visitor Center
  • And other ranger-led programing

The event details will be available in mid-January. Check our website and social media for more information!

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Online Services


Contact the Park Service

  • To Report Violations of Park Rules: 1-800-825-7275 (Park Watch) or 1-410-260-8888 (Communications Center)
  • General Information: 1-800-830-3974 (Annapolis Office)
  • Reservations: 1-888-432-2267
  • Email Us

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