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Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center

424 Race St., Cambridge, MD
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Ranked #9 of 18 Attractions in Cambridge
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This seems to be a work in progress but we wanted to visit it as part of the Harriet Tubman Trail. A DVD was shown, which made the visit worth while. We tried to visit all of the sites on the trail, but we gave up on a few. We did not have GPS and the directions given were not... More

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Damascus, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This small museum has a lot of information about the Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad. It's not fancy, but it's worth the 20-30 minutes it takes to go through it. The volunteers were happy to talk to us about any questions we had.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

They don't open on time. All the surrounding shops told us so and I'm standing outside waiting. No pride or respect. They should feel lucky to work/volunteer here on the behalf of such an important woman. Don't bother coming it won't be open.

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Barberton, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Not a huge museum, but the volunteer on duty Saturday afternoon was very gracious, earnest and helpful. They have lots of literature and videos for kids and a terrific map and guide for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway driving tour. It's now on our list of destinations for future trips.

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Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
29 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A nice museum, nestled into downtown Cambridge, has a fairly comprehensive history of Harriet Tubman. The video that was playing was a little too repetitive, with different historians saying the same thing over and over, but it is definitely worth a 30 minute drop-by when you are strolling through town.

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Dover, Delaware
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Harriet Tubman was the most famous "conductor" on the Underground Railroad, the name given to the process of moving escaped slaves northward during the nineteenth century. This museum is very small but quite interesting. The building located in downtown Cambridge, MD is a bit difficult to find but worth the search. In addition to the permanent walls of displays, a... More

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
19 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This place is easy to miss.......it is nestled in downtown Cambridge with a wide array of images, videos, artifacts, and "storytellers". During our visit, the array of ages, ethnicities were vast albeit the size of the crowd was low in numbers each person there seemed to be gleaning insight at different stations in this museum. There isn't a fee to... More

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Cambridge, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is cute little museum tribute to Harriet Tubman. I really liked seeing the pictures of Harriet Tubman at different ages. However, it is so small that it is almost hard to call it a museum. It is a little more than a wall, but I loved the opportunity and effort. It is still a good place to stop if... More

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Crisfield, Maryland
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The museum in located in downtown Cambridge, MD. There is plenty of free parking and many shops to browse. This nice museum covers the life of Harriet Tubman, a Conductor of the underground railroad. The information, pictures and artifacts provides a fantastic view into the life and accomplishments of Mrs. Tubman. For me it was a true history lesson.

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Hackettstown, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Very nice lesson in history. The staff was also very friendly and knowledgeable. They even went "that extra mile" and put on a short children's video for my daughter so that she could experience a little history as well.

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