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“History Lesson”

Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center
Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Crisfield, Maryland
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“History Lesson”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

The museum in located in downtown Cambridge, MD. There is plenty of free parking and many shops to browse. This nice museum covers the life of Harriet Tubman, a Conductor of the underground railroad. The information, pictures and artifacts provides a fantastic view into the life and accomplishments of Mrs. Tubman. For me it was a true history lesson.

Visited August 2013
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Summerville, South Carolina
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Harriet Tubman Museum, Cambridge, MD.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Very nice lesson in history. The staff was also very friendly and knowledgeable. They even went "that extra mile" and put on a short children's video for my daughter so that she could experience a little history as well.

Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Jon L
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Frederick, Maryland
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Harriet Tubman Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

So much information and artifacts in a small space. The staff are warm and friendly. The DVD we watched told about Harriet's life and there was so much more than just the Underground Railroad! A new structure will be built near Blackwater, but this museum will remain in Cambridge

Visited July 2013
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8 Thank fellinimom
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Seaford, Delaware
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A visit to Cambridge, MD, and a surprise history lesson!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Checking out our new surroundings after recently moving to Delmarva, we decided to take a short trip of less than an hour to Cambridge, MD. The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce was holding a special event to get people to visit the old town by the Chesapeake on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The town has been through some tough times, but is making a real effort to revitalize.
We started out with a stop at the visitor center on the banks of the Chesapeake. It is lovely and well furnished with colorful displays, good information and a pleasant staff.
Downtown, the stores are along an old main street paved with brick. Some of them have been fixed up, and the town may soon become more attractive to visitors. We found a man outside one shop shucking oysters for visitors - no charge! Very nice! A couple other shops we visited were also staffed by very friendly and helpful persons. Many others were still in progress, or we skipped them due to time restraints.
We saw one store front that had a sign announcing it to be the home of the Harriet Tubman Museum and Education Center. Being a history buff, I had to check this out!
I was very impressed with the sincerity of the two people staffing the tiny rooms that consisted of the museum. Obviously, on a shoestring budget, they did their very best job of telling the story of this very courageous slave woman who gained her freedom and then proceeded to establish the "underground railroad" and personally usher others to freedom! Through all kinds of difficult circumstances, including danger of personal harm or death, bad weather, rough, primitive travel methods, darkness of night, as well as the difficult task of overcoming the fear of those less courageous souls who had to rely on her for their own strength to go on, Harriet Tubman persevered and delivered!
The small slide show / movie is by no means the newest technology, nor is it set up in a modern little theatre, but the story is uplifting and happens to be one of the most important stories of an ordinary person coming to the aid of others, and in the process helping to reshape our nation's whole cultural history!
Very worthwhile! I hope they get some funding to help them continue the good work and improve the museum and the town of Cambridge!

Visited January 2013
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12 Thank Sam D
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
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“Harriet Tubman Museum and Education Center”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

We arrived in Cambridge at just the right time - around noon. After visiting the Visitor's Center, the museum was our first stop. We met Bro. Roy who shared trivia and encouraged our exploration. He was one of several wonderful encounters during our day visit which ended some eight hours later. I had visited some 10-15 years earlier. The intimacy and joy of offering history to the public continues - a great introduction to Cambridge.

Would have loved to have viewed the film but we were anxious to explore the country side.

Visited April 2013
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4 Thank llsneed
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