Discover the exploits of Harriet Tubman and the places where she left her mark. This 19th century heroine had multiple roles – a “conductor” in the Underground Railroad, a nurse and spy and scout in the Civil War, a suffragist, and a humanitarian. In her later years she founded a home for the indigent aged. She is an American icon -- a legend -- yet the places associated with her life and career are not well known. This study explores those places and the stories they tell.
The Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study is a project of the National Park Service to evaluate sites connected with Harriet Tubman. Two places are central to Tubman’s life: Auburn, New York, where Tubman settled after the Civil War, and Dorchester and Caroline counties, Maryland, where she was born and raised. A report of the study’s findings will be sent to Congress by the beginning of 2009.