Park Projected to Open January 2015
On March 9, 2013, Governor Martin O’Malley -- along with several hundred
national, state and local supporters -- broke ground for the 17-acre
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center,
commemorating the life and legacy of the legendary abolitionist. The
125-mile Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway was also unveiled
during the Join the Journey Centennial Celebration, which marked the
100th anniversary of Tubman’s death.
“President Obama made a long-held dream come true for countless Marylanders with his decision to forever commemorate the life and legacy of one of the Underground Railroad's most famed conductors, Harriet Tubman. By selecting Maryland's Eastern Shore as the site for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument, President Obama will help us preserve the life and legacy of an American hero.
The 17-acre future State Park will be located adjacent to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Dorchester County near the town of Church Creek on Route 335.
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