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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 9 Attractions in Auburn
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Auburn, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
116 helpful votes 116 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
5 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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Norton Shores, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
53 helpful votes 53 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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35 reviews 35 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 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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439 reviews 439 reviews
193 attraction reviews
1,128 helpful votes 1,128 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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