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Harriet Tubman Home

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Address: 180 South St., Auburn, NY
Phone Number: 315-252-2081
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Stepping into history

It was really wonderful to see the home of such a pioneer for all people. Some parts of the property had just been bought back so it would be lovely to visit when renovations are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It was really wonderful to see the home of such a pioneer for all people. Some parts of the property had just been bought back so it would be lovely to visit when renovations are complete.

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Skaneateles Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I hadn't been there in a long time. There is a new welcome center and the gentleman who was telling us about Harriet was very informative. A good time line on the wall and several artifacts were interesting to look at.The organization has now bought the brick house next door where Harriet actually lived. They are in the process of... More 

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Lockport, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The visit was very interesting and learned a few things I never new. You have to admire Harriet's courage. The tour guide was well prepared and did a good job with younger children. You still can't go into the Tubman home because it is under restoration, but the visitor center and other building on the property were interesting. It was... More 

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Hannacroix, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

On our way to the William Seward home (Sec of State to Abe Lincoln), we saw a sign to Harriet Tubman's. We did not know the connection between these two until after our Seward tour, but we had already decided to tour the Tubman home as well. Harriet, of course is most well know for the Underground Railroad system to... More 

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Auburn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Although this is not her actual home which is in the process of rehabilitation/rebuilding, a visit is more than worth the experience. The property shone was the Rest Home provided by Wm Seward. Of especial interest is the museum also on the property. The guide at my visit was especially engaging. There is an expectation that this property will achieve... More 

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Rye, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The tour began in the visitor center with an overview of Harriet Tubman's life, her connection to Auburn, and the abolitionist movement. We then toured the home she lived in for the later portion of her life and saw many of her personal and family possessions. The guide was excellent and gave visitors a better understanding of both Tubman and... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Learning about Harriet Tubman was very enlightening. The main interest was learning about the Underground Railroad.

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Kingston New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is so cogent to visit this place and see what an incredible person she really was....a trailblazer. The museum has a nice visual time line. The tour was very well done. We could go to the home that Harriet had for those who were infirmed. Later she died there. Her actual house which is on the property, is not... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We received an excellent, informative and engaging tour at the Harriet Tubman House. This is a crucial piece in our local history of the Finger Lakes, and is recommended for anyone.

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband, 7 year-old granddaughter and I visited the Harriet Tubman Home which was really her farm that she bought from Mr Seward (who bought Alaska for USA). Both of them lived in Auburn only a few blocks from each other. The Visitor Center has quite an interesting time line of Harriet's activites and the USA history. After an illustratrative... More 

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