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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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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Harriet Tubman - Day Trip

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Alot to see and an awsome adventure, learning about American history and the process in which freedom had to be obtained is remarkable. Alot of real humans died so we as Africans in America have the rights and privileges that we are entitled to as Humans. Harriet Tubman is and will always be a real American Hero.

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Cambridge, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Underground Railroad, its history, artifacts, and the people involved are well categorized and presented in a prominent location on Race "Main" Street in Cambridge. The volunteers who man the museum are very helpful and are a storehouse of information. This is a newly formed museum but has a great deal of literature, pictures and artifacts. Well worth seeing.

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Cambridge, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Clearly the history of slavery in the United States is an important topic, although the vast majority of slaves were shipped to Brazil (3,500,000) and the Caribbean (1,500,000) as opposed to the US (500,000) (US Virgin Island University booklet). The indignities and atrocities imposed on the slaves should have been covered in more detail, instead of merely mentioned in passing.... More 

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