Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park

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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park
Maryland State Park
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Country United States
State Maryland
County Dorchester
Coordinates 38°26′54″N 76°08′19″W / 38.44833°N 76.13861°W / 38.44833; -76.13861Coordinates: 38°26′54″N 76°08′19″W / 38.44833°N 76.13861°W / 38.44833; -76.13861 [1]
Area 17 acres (7 ha) [2]
Established 2007
 - Groundbreaking 2013
 - Opened March 2017 [3]
Management Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Location in Maryland
Website: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park is a Maryland state park dedicated to the life and work of abolitionist and Underground Railroad activist Harriet Tubman. The park is on Route 335 near Church Creek in Dorchester County, adjacent to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.[3]

History[edit]

The park was created in 2007 through a land swap with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and developed in conjunction with the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park. The park is the trailhead for the 125-mile (201 km) Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway and All American Road.[3] The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center opened in the park on March 11, 2017.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center". Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "Fiscal Year 2016 DNR Owned Lands Acreage" (PDF). Maryland Department of Natural Resources. July 29, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park". Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  4. ^ Ruane, Michael E. (March 4, 2017). "Harriet Tubman fled a life of slavery in Maryland. Now a new visitor center opens on the land she escaped". Washington Post. Retrieved March 6, 2017.

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