Tubman-Garrett is a compact park at the foot of N. Market St., and is the eastern terminus of the Wilmington Riverwalk (recently re-named the Jack A. Markell Trail). The park is conveniently located just steps away from the Joseph R. Biden Jr. Railroad Station (if you’re arriving by Amtrak or Septa), the Wilmington Bus Station (Greyhound), and the DART Transit Center (local bus system). There is also street parking and lots nearby if you’re arriving by car.
Named for Tubman, the noted abolitionist, suffragette, and Union Army spy; and Garrett, the Quaker merchant who risked his career and life to be Wilmington’s “stationmaster” of the Underground Railroad. The centerpiece of the park is a moving and powerful sculpture with lifelike figures entitled “Unwavering Courage in the Pursuit of Freedom” by artist Mario Chiodo.
This park is a must-see for travelers following the UGRR trail, but is also a scenic beginning or end for walkers, joggers, and cyclists enjoying the views on the Christina River. This park is also home to numerous Wilmington festivals and concerts, and is the start/finish line for running events. Many shops, restaurants, and other attractions are nearby.