Location:

​Dorchester County

4068 Golden Hill Road
Church Creek, MD 21622​


Contact:

410-221-2290​
E-mail: htursp.dnr@maryland.gov

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Driving Directions:

From Annapolis and points north: Take US-301 North/US-50 East towards the Town of Cambridge. Turn right on Woods Road. Turn right on Route 16. Turn left onto Route 335 (Golden Hill Road), drive for 4.5 miles and the Visitor Center will be on your right.

From Ocean City and points south: Take US-50 West towards the Town of Cambridge. Turn left on Route 16 (Church Creek Road). Turn left onto Route 335 (Golden Hill Road), and drive approximately 4.5 miles and the Visitor Center will be on your right.

From Philadelphia, PA: Take I-676/US-30 East to I-95 South, DE-1 South, US-301 south and US-50 East/Ocean Gateway to Woods Road in Cambridge, Maryland. Follow MD-16 West/Church Creek Road to MD-335 South/Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, Maryland. The visitor center is on your right.


Hours of Operation:

The park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week, excluding Christmas Day.​


Pet Policy:

​Leashed pets are welcome in the Park.


Hunting Policy:

  • No Hunting
 
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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park

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Opened in March 2017, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center invites visitors to experience Tubman’s world through exhibits that are informative and emotive. Visitors have the opportunity to understand Tubman’s early years spent in the Choptank River region of Maryland along with the resistance movement of the Underground Railroad. Guests will also gain an appreciation of Tubman’s legacy as a leader, liberator and humanitarian. The interpretive video "The Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman" will compliment the exhibits by providing an overview about the history of the Underground Railroad and Tubman's connections to it while highlighting the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway when it is completed in the near future. Until then, a slide show about Harriet Tubman's life and legacy is being shown as an introduction to the self-guided exhibits.

Located approximately 12-miles from Cambridge the Visitor Center features a museum store, information desk, research library and an exhibit space. Limited healthy snacks are available at the museum store. Cambridge offers a plethora of dining options.

Outside the Visitor Center, a walking path through the legacy garden offers a place for quiet reflection and meditation. Further appreciate the life and legacy of this great American heroine by attending a ranger-led program or exploring additional sites along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.

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The 17-acre park is adjacent is to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and is also home to an administrative building and a 2,600 square foot open-air picnic pavilion with stone fireplace and serving area. To learn more about these features visit the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park Map.

Additional information about the park and the history of Harriet Tubman is available here, which is in a pdf format and requires Adobe Reader. To get the free Adobe Reader go to Adobe.com

Note: On March 9, 2013, the State of Maryland -- along with several hundred national, state and local supporters -- broke ground for the 17-acre Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center, commemorating the life and legacy of the legendary abolitionist. The 125-mile Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway was also unveiled during the Join the Journey Centennial Celebration, which marked the 100th anniversary of Tubman’s death.


Emancipation Celebration

On September 17, 1849 Harriet Tubman first attempted to liberate herself from the bonds of slavery. In recognition of her courage and strength, the park is hosting a day of events on September 15, 2018 that focus on Tubman's strength, courage and importance of freedom. See the flyer below for the event schedule.

Park Quest 2018 - Steal Away on the Liberty Lines

The goal of Park Quest is to engage families in outdoor activities throughout the summer, and allow them to experience state parks throughout Maryland. Park Quest allows families to relax, unplug from today’s various methods of technology, and experience the bea​utiful natural and cultural resources that our public lands offer. In "Steal Away on the Liberty Lines" teams will complete activities that help you understand Tubman’s life from childhood to adulthood. Learn about her journeys on the Underground Railroad and then take your own journey through the Legacy Garden. Learn more on the official Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park Park Quest website.

 

 


Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Junior Rangers

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Understanding and appreciating our history is important for reflecting upon ourselves in the present day. We aim to teach Junior Rangers about Harriet Tubman's life and legacy, and the importance of the Underground Railroad. Start your experience by requesting a self-guided activity book at the Visitor Services desk. Use the exhibits and your personal experiences to complete the booklet and build a personal connection to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Upon completion participants take the Junior Ranger pledge with a park ranger and receive a souvenir patch and historical trading cards.

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Tours

The visitor center's exhibit hall is a self-guided experience, however, rangers are available for a ranger-led introduction to the park and groups, as well as a Junior Ranger overview and explanation. With advance notice, groups may request ranger-led tours or interpretive programs. Offer valid only when services are available.

Click here to complete the tour request form. You will receive a confirmation when your tour is approved.

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Online Services


Contact the Park Service

  • To Report Violations of Park Rules: 1-800-825-7275 (Park Watch) or 1-410-260-8888 (Communications Center)
  • General Information: 1-800-830-3974 (Annapolis Office)
  • Reservations: 1-888-432-2267
  • Email Us
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