Harriet Tubman Home, Auburn

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Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged, Harriet Tubman Residence, and Thompson A.M.E. Zion Church are three properties associated with the life of Harriet Tubman. They are located at 180 South Street, 182 South Street, and 33 Parker Street, respectively, in Auburn, New York. A fourth site associated with her life is Harriet Tubman Grave in nearby Fort Hill Cemetery.The group of properties make up a National Historic Landmark, the first having been declared a landmark in 1974 and an increase to include the other two having been declared in 2001.Harriet Tubman was a major "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. She was known as "the Moses of her people". She was later a suffragist. She worked all her life to care for others who were unable to care for themselves.Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged is the house where she fulfilled her dream of opening a home for indigent and elderly African-Americans. In 1911 she was admitted there herself and remained there until her death in 1913.Harriet Tubman Residence was the home of Harriet Tubman during much of the time she lived in Auburn, from 1859 through 1913. The land was sold to Tubman in 1859 by then-Senator William H. Seward.Thompson A.M.E. Zion Church is an African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church where Harriet Tubman attended services. Later in her life, she deeded the Home for the Aged to the church, for them to manage after her death.
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  • The most important rule of visiting Harriet Tubman NHS is do your homework and be on time for the tour! Our guide gave one of the best tours we have ever seen in our 244 NPS sites. The house was a spe...  more »
  • We all know a little about Harriet Tubman, but what we don't know could easily fill a book. She was a most incredible, courageous, and fearless woman in facing certain death, if caught. The Home has b...  more »
  • Only problem..one person staff (volunteer) meant we waited for entry to the museum while the docent was touring people through the house. The docent does a wonderful job of telling the Harriet Tubman ...  more »
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  • Amazing historical storytelling before a tour of Harriet Tubman's house! So glad this is now a National Historical Park! Excellent reminder of history of the US.
  • Glad to see this place is finally getting the attention it deserves. It will become a National Historical Park soon. It's a small site but worthy of the amazing history of Harriet Tubman.
  • The tour guide was amazing, captivating and knowledgeable. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. I am looking forward to returning.
  • Paul was absolutely amazing! I learned more about Harriet in two hours there then I ever have in any classroom! This was a very special visit!! thank you!!!!
  • So happy and grateful to have experience this amazing place.

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