TUBMAN: THE EARLY YEARS
HALF-DAY DORCHESTER COUNTY TOUR (2 Person Minimum)
- 3 hr 30 min3 hours 30 minutes
- 45 US dollars$45
- 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge, MD 21613
This half-day tour introduces you to the early life and legacy of Harriet Tubman (then known as Araminta/Minty Ross) in Dorchester County where she was born and enslaved until escaping to freedom at age 27. As we go back in time, you are introduced to the sites that played a major role in her life including the Courthouse where her first rescue was performed, and Long Wharf where the enslaved entered Dorchester County. Traveling into Tubman Country we visit the Stanley Institute, a historic African American one-room schoolhouse that dates to 1867. The journey continues along the same roads on which freedom was sought, as we visit the federal and state park dedicated to her life, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center. Afterwards, we see her childhood home, Brodess Farm, where Araminta and her family members were enslaved. We also view the Bucktown General Store where she was injured by a 2-lb. weight thrown at her head. This injury is the storied source of her spiritual visions, which led her to freedom. Returning to Cambridge, you are introduced to the popular “Take My Hand Mural,” painted on the Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center building. The tour begins and ends at the Dorchester County Visitor Center, 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge, MD.
2 Rosehill Place, Cambridge, MD, USA