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Harriet Tubman Home

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Address: 180 S Street Rd, Auburn, NY 13021-5636
Phone Number: 315-252-2081
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Tubman House Visit

I'm a native Auburnian and my first visit to the Tubman house was a year ago. I learned a lot about Ms Tubman and enjoyed the visit. My friend who letterboxes found that there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Lorogers248
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Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

America's first nursing home? In this little house? Harriet Tubman deserves your time. Her story is much more than the slave escape narrative we know of. The people working here were passionate and knowledgable. They have patiently waited for the National Parks to acknowledge the site and they deserve so much credit for maintaining the property in the meantime. There... More 

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Auburn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm a native Auburnian and my first visit to the Tubman house was a year ago. I learned a lot about Ms Tubman and enjoyed the visit. My friend who letterboxes found that there were two lovely stamps that she could add to her collection. If you're in the area it's worth a visit especially if you're interested in the... More 

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Cicero, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This little site is just as powerful as the woman who lived there! The tour guide was excellent, and his passion for the topic made the presentation especially interesting. It's not a WOW destination but one everyone should visit.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This important site will become a National Parks property in due time and the historians, museum designers, and exhibit professionals will be dressing up the story of one Harriet Tubman. Right now visitors will experience 1) an enthusiastic tour guide 2) excellent exhibits limited to one vistor center building 3) a gift shop that will leave you wanting 4) a... More 

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Oswego, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour doesn't actually go into Tubman's home. You can see it at a distance, but the only historic building on the tour is the Home for the Aged that she founded. That said, we had a great presentation and learned some fascinating things about an important historical figure. The displays in the visitor center are dull, but very informative.... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mr. Paul Carter knows his stuff about Harriet Tubman, and he kept us enraptured during his 20-minute narrative of Tubman's life (including our two tween-teen daughters who did not squirm in their seats at all). We also appreciated the displays in the museum that reinforced what Mr. Carter shared. We couldn't help leaving the tour inspired to do more for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't know who she was but learned a lot in the museum and saw the actual house where they were. The shop is too small, not too much being sold.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not interested in doing a tour, so were happy when the Visitor's Centre was open for us to look around. There was a presentation going on when we arrived, and the docent/tour guide asked if we'd like to join. We declined and he was fine with that and continued on his presentation. We spent probably 1/2 hour walking... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this site last weekend. There is not a lot to see but I really enjoyed the passion demonstrated by the tour guides Paul and his wife. I learned so much about this amazing woman, Harriet Tubman. You only need 60 -90 minutes here so it would be easy to fit in a visit.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tours are hourly and we arrived about 15 minutes in. We figured we’d have to wait, but instead they incorporated everyone who came late whenever they arrived. We listened to most of the inside presentation, which could have been pretty dull, honestly, but was well executed and engaging. We then got a tour of the first floor of Harriet Tubman... More 

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