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Harriet Tubman Home


An official Path Through History Site! The Harriet Tubman Home, Inc., is located on 26 acres and includes four buildings. Tubman, known as the Moses of Her People, was a courageous fighter who delivered hundreds of slaves to freedom on her Underground Railroad and promoted black education, social betterment, and women's rights. In 1857, she moved to Auburn where she was provided a two-story brick home by William H. Seward, the US Senator from New York. As a conductor on the Underground Railroad (a network of abolitionists that helped slaves escape to freedom), she made a dozen trips south over a period of 11 years. Tubman died in 1913 at her South Street property, and is buried at Fort Hill Cemetery. The present-day site includes a Welcome Center and the Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged.



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