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Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center

424 Race St., Cambridge, MD
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Cambridge
Type: History Museums
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Dover, Delaware
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Frederick, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

So much information and artifacts in a small space. The staff are warm and friendly. The DVD we watched told about Harriet's life and there was so much more than just the Underground Railroad! A new structure will be built near Blackwater, but this museum will remain in Cambridge

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Seaford, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Checking out our new surroundings after recently moving to Delmarva, we decided to take a short trip of less than an hour to Cambridge, MD. The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce was holding a special event to get people to visit the old town by the Chesapeake on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The town has been through some tough times,... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We arrived in Cambridge at just the right time - around noon. After visiting the Visitor's Center, the museum was our first stop. We met Bro. Roy who shared trivia and encouraged our exploration. He was one of several wonderful encounters during our day visit which ended some eight hours later. I had visited some 10-15 years earlier. The intimacy... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We arrived 15 minutes before closing time but could not have received a friendlier welcome from Royce Sampson and his colleagues, who insisted we stay as long as we needed. I became aware of Harriet back in England in the early 60s, when I was about 13 years old and picked out a book in my school library called "The... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The museum is small, but packs as much info as it can. You learn more than most people know of her before they go in, but with more money the presentations would be stronger. I'm glad there are plans for a new center and the sooner it arrives the better.

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