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Harriet Tubman Home

180 South St., Auburn, NY
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Auburn
Type: Historic Sites
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Norton Shores, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Information on this hero of the slavery period was very interesting. The guide was informative, and it was special to see some things that belonged to her. We also visited her gravesite in Ft. Hill Cemetery, and found it interesting that people had left rocks and a sea shell on top of her grave stone.

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Kingston New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Cleveland, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

While in Syracuse for a car show, my family and I were watching a news story about Harriet Tubman. Quickly remembering my kid’s biography report on Ms. Tubman, I forgot that she lived in Auburn in her final years. After a Google search and learned that we were about 40 minutes from Auburn, my kid’s face lit up with excitement,... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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349 reviews 349 reviews
141 attraction reviews
949 helpful votes 949 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Just days before my visit, there was a newspaper article reporting that the Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act (H.R. 664 and S. 247) had passed the US Senate on Thursday, July 10th. It needs to pass the House of Representatives, too. I hope it does. It’s time to so honor her. The bill covers both the Harriet Tubman Home... More

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Decatur, GA
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was my second time. I brought my mom... It was very informative. Im not the classroom type so the lady going through the timeline was not totally the best but good info. I wish we could see upstairs in the house. $5 charge... No pic taking in the house either...

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Central NYS
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is currently in the process of striving to receive National park status and it certainly merits that. Harriet Tubman lived in Auburn for a time, and her presence in this Home and grounds can still be imagined. The Visitor's Center is manned by knowledgeable staff, and most of the work here is performed by a dedicated group of volunteers.... More

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Orlando, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Harriet Tubman home included a nice talk about Ms Tubman's life and accomplishments. The tour is actually of the senior citizens home that Ms Tubman operated. Her actual home is on the property but not open to the public at this time. It is, however, easy to take pictures of the outside of the home. The visitors' center includes... More

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East Fishkill, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Excellent bits of history in the visitors center. The retirement home was open but altered greatly and you could not visit her actual home. The rest was not really worth the time to see.

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