Harriet Tubman was an emblematic American figure of the 19th century. She campaigned for the abolition of African American slavery, as well as for anti-racism and feminism.
Just in time for Black History Month, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway has been updated with new augmented reality and virtual reality experiences that bring to life the powerful stories connected to four of the sites. With the free audio guide, you can embark on this dramatic tour along the Byway on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, exploring landscapes that Tubman knew as a slave and from which she fled as a young woman.
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway was designated as one of the best driving tours in the nation in 2009 by the Federal Highway Administration for its scenic beauty and significant history. In addition to recounting Harriet Tubman’s remarkable life story, the Byway reveals the story of slavery and the pursuit of freedom on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. It weaves through a rare landscape, virtually unaltered for more than a century.
Read more about the Byway here: harriettubmanbyway.org/