Staycation: Harriet Tubman National Historic Park

08.17.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Auburn, NY is the site of the Harriet Tubman home. 

Not even a $40,000 reward could stop former slave and “conductor” of the Underground Railroad from risking her life to bring others to freedom.

Harriet even helped the Union Army as a spy during the Civil War.

After the Civil War, Harriet set about helping impoverished former slaves and the elderly.

In honor of her life, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that Harriet's image will soon replace the picture of Andrew Jackson on the U.S. $20 bill.

Harriet Tubman Home, Inc. has existed and managed the property for decades. In January of 2017, the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park was established to partner with the Harriet Tubman Home.  National Park Service rangers Jessica Bowes and Rufai Shardow shed light on what's been happening in Auburn this summer.

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