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Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center

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Address: 424 Race St, Cambridge, MD 21613-1836
Phone Number: 410-228-0401
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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A Hidden Jewel

First of all, I didn't know that Harriet Tubman was born in Cambridge. We stumbled upon this hidden jem of a history museum after an overnight stay in the lovely town of Cambridge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
giabianca
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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Cambridge, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a waste of government money. I see the politician s had to vote for it because it is a third rail issue in today's polarized america. Go across the street to the blackwater refugee and enjoy nature in Dorchester county.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, I didn't know that Harriet Tubman was born in Cambridge. We stumbled upon this hidden jem of a history museum after an overnight stay in the lovely town of Cambridge and plan to visit again. The man who runs is this jolly retiree who knows so much about Ms. Tubman's history and has a number of resources.... More 

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MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum that can give you a good overview of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in Maryland. It is run by local volunteers, so you might get more insights from just reading the panels. A short stop, but one that will give you a good feel for the time and place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum, but the displays and the videos are as captivating and useful as one much larger. Most importantly, Director Donald Pinder of the Dorchester Harriet Tubman Organization was there to help educate visitors. The more we talked to him, the more we appreciated the depth of his knowledge and the passion he has for the history... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This was a great day trip. We arrived at The Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center around 1:30pm on Saturday. It's a small center right in down town Cambridge. We looked at some of the items, had lunch, and then did the driving tour. I highly recommend. We took RT 16, first stop-The Stanley Institute-The Oldest Community owned one-room school... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This center provides a wonderful educational opportunity for people of all ages. Through Harriet Tubman's story, it exposes the misery of slavery and the danger involved in changing the status quo of that life and time. We arrived approximately 20 minutes before closing time. Nevertheless, the lady who staffed the center graciously showed us the movie about Harriet Tubman even... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this museum with my my son this weekend. We were on a quick trip to Chincoteague and this was a great stop in between our home and destination. I didn't realize that Tubman was born in on the Eastern Shore. This museum is very small and easy to miss as a tourist, however the address listed worked well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Learning while we age. Never new where the Underground Railroad began. Eastern Shore in MD has a great map with info on over 30 sites. Stop by Tubman museum. Two good videos on Harriet Tubman and the UGRR. Her life story with 9 siblings sold away from her family was touching. I never knew MD and DE were slave states... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

You will be able to see a history of a time in our history that will allow you to see the suffering that took place in our country.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We learned so much! Small museum but devoted well-informed staff and many interesting artifacts and movies. Our 10 year old daughter (and her parents) learned so much about Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad!

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