New York January 28, 2020
Visit The Home Of Harriet Tubman In Auburn, New York To Take A Trip Through History
Previously here at Only In New York, we’ve featured a list of fascinating places that you can visit within the Empire State that were once part of the
Underground Railroad. Well, when it comes to exploring the entire history of all things that are relating to the Underground Railroad, you’ll also want to be sure to visit the city of Auburn. If you’re unfamiliar as to what historic significance this city holds in regards to this part of our country’s history, then let us show you how you can visit several historic sites that all have ties to Harriet Tubman.
Out in the city of Auburn, those who are looking to learn more about New York's past can make their way to the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park.
Made up of several historic structures, over on South Street you can make your first stop the official Visitor's Center.
Situated just across from the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged, the Visitor's Center is just one of the several places you'll visit here on the more than 30-acre historic site.
At the Visitor's Center, you'll be able to see a physical timeline of Harriet Tubman's life and all of the work that she did...
...with helpful staff that can walk you through the history surrounding one of the most famous conductors of the Underground Railroad and the person who was known to many as “the Moses of her people”.
Once you're done checking out the Visitor's Center, you can tour the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged at select times throughout the week.
With a dream to create a home for indigent and elderly African Americans, the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged was opened up here in Auburn after Tubman purchased a large lot of land next to her family home.
Sadly, the Home for the Aged would quite quickly become vacant after Tubman’s death and would later be demolished back in 1944. The good news? The Home for the Aged would be rebuilt and restored in 1953 to honor the life of Harriet Tubman - this is the structure you'll tour and see before you today.
Next, visitors can see the actual home that Harriet Tubman and her parents lived in between 1859 and 1913.
After living in Ontario for roughly 10-years, Tubman and her parents would move into this Auburn home, where she would then continue working as a suffragist.
Spending her last two years living in the Home for the Aged that she helped create, Harriet Tubman took her final breaths and was laid to rest in Auburn. Less than 2-miles from the home she grew up in, people can head to the Fort Hill Cemetery to visit her final resting place.
To find out more about touring the historic Harriet Tubman sites of New York,
Tuesday through Saturday - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tours daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m.
Youth ages 6 through 17 - $2 dollars
Ages 18 through 64 - $5 dollars
Ages 65 and above - $3 dollars
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Address: 180 South St, Auburn, NY 13021, USA