Visitors to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park will be welcomed back beginning Thursday, October 22, 2020, with timed entry and new safety protocols in place to ensure a healthy visit for you and our staff. It will look slightly different than the “normal” visit.
As for the Harriet Tubman legacy, the story is the same- heartbreaking and compelling yet full of strength and hope. Tubman’s life may still be fully explored - from her enslaved upbringing through her escape to freedom, remarkable returns to Maryland to aid other freedom seekers and her continued activism after the Civil War. Changes to the experience will be made as needed to promote everyone’s well being.
In order to keep everyone safe, all visitors over the age of five are required to wear face masks that cover the mouth and nose, use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the center and to remain with their own party, socially distanced from others. The flow of traffic has been altered to limit interaction between groups and signs remind visitors of these precautions. For these measures to be effective everyone must follow them.
Temporarily suspended at the Visitor Center is the screening of the short film “Harriet Tubman: Soldier of Freedom.” Visitors may watch this on their own at home before or after their visit. In addition, visitors will learn about the Harriet Tubman Byway - a driving tour that begins in Cambridge and extends up into Philadelphia. The Byway has been especially valued during this global health emergency as it can be undertaken at your own pace.
Although the park remains free to everyone, you must reserve your time slot prior to arrival. Each group will be checked in at entry to the Visitor Center and tardy groups may need to reschedule their visit for another date and time. Staff will be cleaning high touch point areas and restrooms throughout the day. We ask for your patience and cooperation in advance of your visit.
We ask that anyone who is sick or has been in contact with someone sick, please be responsible and reschedule your visit for another time. Modified hours of operation will be Thursday through Sunday from 10 am - 4 pm and may be subject to change.
For information or to reserve a visit call 410-221-2291 or reserve your Tubman Experience time slot online here.