Bound For the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero by Kate Clifford Larson, Ph.D.

 

 

Stewart's Canal facing south and Tubman National Monument (towards the east)

 

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway and Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and National Monument


See the Harriet Tubman State Park, too!  http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/tubman.asp

The Harriet Tubman National Parks have been established!! In December, 2014, Congress passed the Harriet TUbman National Parks Act.  We now have two sister parks in honor of Tubman!  One is on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and one is in Auburn, NY where her resdience, Home for the Aged, historic church, and grave site are located.

The 125 mile Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway and All-American Road is up and running!

The 17 acre Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center is under construction, with opening expected mid 2015!

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument was established in March 2013!

 

 

Stewarts Canal, Parson's Creek near Madison, MD.  Seven Mile Canal hand dug and built by free and enslaved people between 1810 and 1830.  Now called Coursey's Creek.  Originally used to transport timber and agricultural goods out of the interior forests and fields of area landowners. Photo taken from bridge over creek along Route 16 heading west towards Taylor's Island.  The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument and Jacob Jackson's homesite is located to the east of this canal.


 

 

Check out the Byway at www.harriettubmanbyway.com

And download the Audio Tour at 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/harriet-tubman-underground/id649500844?mt=8

developed by TourSphere and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway