Harriet Tubman Tours
For most people, one harrowing trip on the secretive Underground Railroad was enough. But driven by a passion to rescue others, Harriet Tubman returned to Maryland’s Eastern Shore many times, leading dozens of people out of slavery. Scattered across the landscape are hiding places used by Harriet, abolitionists, and “conductors” on the Underground Railroad. You’ll visit a typical homesteader’s cabin like those where runaways may have hidden under the wooden floor; Linchester Mill which was used by escaping slaves, their helpers, and slave catchers; the possible site of her birthplace; and the Bucktown Store where Harriet was severely injured when she defied an overseer to protect a slave child. You’ll learn how Harriet used disguises and her knowledge of the landscape to complete her rescue missions.