Maryland June 17, 2019
The Maryland General Store Turned Museum That Holds A Fascinating Past
Did you know that Maryland has a vast history when it comes to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad? The following general store is an important part of Harriet Tubman’s past and you can still tour it today. It’s been preserved and restored, feeling like a step back in time. What happened here is fascinating and inspiring.
Bucktown General Store is located in Cambridge, Maryland. This area is known for its Underground Railroad history and people travel from over to tour parts of the past.
The General Store dates all the way back to the 1830s, but that's not the only thing that's impressive about this place...
It's said that when in this store as a teenager, Harriet Tubman took the side of a slave rather than help the overseer recapture him.
Filled with anger, the overseer threw a two-pound weight at the slave's head. It missed, and instead, hit Harriet Tubman. The incident caused a skull fracture that gave Tubman episodes of epilepsy throughout her life.
Because of the inspiring event that happened here, many people call Bucktown General Store the place of Harriet Tubman's First Stand.
Today, you can visit the general store that's been transformed into a museum. It's set up to look like it did in the 1800s, making for a fascinating step back in time.
There are even actual items here from that era that were found in the attic. Come see the old cigar boxes and more, and soak in the history.
Address: 4303 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, MD 21613
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