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Harriet Tubman Home

Address: 180 South St., Auburn, NY
Phone Number: 315-252-2081
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Ranked #5 of 22 things to do in Auburn
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Auburn, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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204 reviews 204 reviews
145 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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456 reviews 456 reviews
194 attraction reviews
1,201 helpful votes 1,201 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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