Liberation Tour

Time Travel Tour to Your Ancestors Time Travel Tour in the footsteps of Moses - Harriet Tubman

The tour continues forward 11 years from Frederick Douglass' liberation from eastern shore enslavement, to the birthplace of Harriet Tubman. We travel south from Easton to near Cambridge at the site of the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center.

From her birthplace we begin our ascent through the years following the trail of her own liberation as well as the most dramatic and courageous of the others she made.

Finally we complete the escape as far as the home town of William Garret in Delaware. After crossing the Market Street Bridge, the site of her most brilliant escapes, we will meet her and her partner William Garret and those she has liberated.

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Choptank Crossing Follow her first steps to freedom

"Man give his hand, pulled me over to the shore Told me if I come I wouldn't drown no more" - Forrest Hammer

We next travel back in time to four years after the birth of Frederick Douglass and 50 miles south to the birth of Harriet Tubman. Visit Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad 
Visitor Center At the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center we visit near the place of her birth. The landscapes in the vicinity of the park have changed little since Tubman’s imprisonment near here.

One year after the Pearl's Freedom Run, 27 year old Harriet escaped 51 miles north east of her birth place to cross the headwaters of the Choptank river on her way to freedom. On Monday, September 17, 1849 she escaped the Poplar Neck Concentration camp. A notice of their escape was published in the Cambridge Democrat on October 3, 1849, offering a $300 reward for her return.
Harriet Escapes
Her journey was nearly 90 miles. Years later she recalled, as quoted by Bradford in Tubman’s biography:

“When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through the trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven”

Get aboard the Harriet Conducted underground railroad

In addition to aiding Harriet's first escape you will assist her greatest escapes. We will begin with a liberation right off of the Auction Block at the Dorchester County Courthouse.

Next we will visit Secretary, Maryland to the United Methodist Church of Reverand Samuel Green who was a great leader of the Underground Railroad and ask for his help in Harriet's future escapes. We will also explore how the escape of the Pearl led to his imprisonment in Baltimore for 10 years.

We will also help Harriet escape with her parents to freedom. As we review her many escapes we find they all narrow to her friend William Garrett in Wilmington. Yet getting there is no small feat and we require your help to cross the Market Street Bridge with friends seeking freedom.

Visit the Harriet Tubman Monument

The Market Street Bridge Riverfront serves as a gathering place to honor Harriet Tubman at the foot of one of her greatest liberations. Thomas Garrett lived in Wilmington’s nearby Quaker Hill neighborhood, from where he assisted Harriet to escape and 2500 others. Thomas Garrett lived in Wilmington’s nearby Quaker Hill neighborhood, where slaves traveling the Underground Railroad often found refuge.

Time Travel Reservations

The following departures are available for you and your friends or family:
African American History Month Liberation Tour on February 18 2017 from 8am to 4pm EST in Washington DC
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