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“Great place to learn about such an amazing person” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Harriet Tubman Home

Harriet Tubman Home
180 South St., Auburn, NY
315-252-2081
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Ranked #5 of 22 things to do in Auburn
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Alexandria, Virginia
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“Great place to learn about such an amazing person”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I knew Harriet was an amazing person but found out she's even more incredible than I imagined. The house is not the real gem of a visit, it's all the information about her. The house is somewhat interesting, however. There is also another Tubman building (brick) on the site that they hope to have open in 2013 for the anniversary of her death.

Visited July 2012
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Auburn, New York
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“needs a facelift”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Old not in good shape, not a very informative tour, disappointed and felt like it was a waste of time

Visited August 2011
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Baltimore County, Maryland
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“A Visit to Harriet Tubman's Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

A great little historic museum outside of Auburn. The grounds were well kept up and the displays were interesting. It was interesting seeing the work done on her brick home.

Visited July 2012
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Tucson
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“An insight into the past”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

A wonderful guided tour included a very knowledgeable guide who answered all of our questions about Harriet Tubman and the tumultuous period in which she lived.

Visited July 2012
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Guelph, Canada
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“Great tour guide”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We had a great time learning about Harriet Tubman. Our guide was super. We were the last tour of the day and you could tell that she was delighted about that but her passion for Harriet didn't waiver.
For Canadians, make sure that you read up a little on Harriet Tubman if you don't know that much about her and slavery in the US before you go... just a little wiki look should help. The guide made a lot of assumptions about basic knowledge that we guessed would be a part of the US education system (certainly not a big part of Canadian curriculum from what we remember or our kids). It wasn't a barrier to enjoying the tour but I think our guide wondered about us from time time when we responded to certain pieces of information with surprise.

Worth the trip to Auburn... we added it to our trip to create something education to go along with a day at the Outlet Mall... it was a wonderful experience. Highly recommended.

Visited July 2012
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