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Harriet Tubman Home

180 South St., Auburn, NY
315-252-2081
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Auburn
Type: Historic Sites
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Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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127 attraction reviews
492 helpful votes 492 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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Jackson, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

arrived just a closing time, but friendly staff lady was gracious to show us around after scheduled closing time. worth the stop at the edge of a very scenic city street.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

There is a guided tour every hour and I agree that without the tour it wouldn't be worth the visit. But the guided tour is very good. Tubman left her home to the Zion AME church who still runs it. While you can't visit the home she lived in, probably because it is still being restored, the home for the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very interesting history. It filled in the pieces about what I learned about her when I was in school in New York.

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Savannah, Georgia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
38 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The visitor's center gives a fascinating timeline of key event's of her life and shows shows other important historical events in the anti-slavery movement. Also, her house is beautifully restored and worth the visit.

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