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Harriet Tubman Home
180 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021 • (315) 252-2081

No man or woman of her time exemplified the belief in the promise of freedom and the promise of God’s faithfulness than Harriet Tubman.  Her contributions to her country extended far beyond the heroic act of leading her people from slavery to freedom, time and again.  For these acts she became known historically and in popular culture as, the “Moses of her people”.  Much of America and the world have treated Harriet Tubman as an unsung hero.  Not purposely, but rather from not knowing the true grit and renaissance quality of the totality of her life. Harriet Tubman’s compassion and indomitable spirit lives through her gift to America and the world at the Harriet Tubman Home site.

People often mention Harriet Tubman when speaking about the heroes who looked Slavery in the eye and conquered it.  While it is factually correct it gives short shrift to the life Harriet Tubman, as a testimony of faith and the idea of good conquering evil.

Though she was born black, female and a slave with physical ailments and frailties, she never allowed that to hinder her from pursuing her dream of freedom.  After her own escape to freedom was behind her, Harriet Tubman made numerous trips south, to rescue family members and enslaved individuals. Leading them on the Underground Railroad and never losing a passenger she had the courage to believe in and seek America’s promise.  For her bravery and cunning, Tubman has become an international icon. During the Civil War, Tubman rendered invaluable service to the Union Army as a spy, scout and hospital nurse.  After the war, her friend William H. Seward, Lucretia Mott, and others encouraged her to settle in Auburn, where she started a home for aged blacks, which visitors now tour.


Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm
Last tour starts at 3pm
Saturday 10am – 3pm
Last tour starts at 2pm
Tours begin at the TOP of each HOUR
$4.50 Adults
$3.00 Senior & College Students
$1.50 Youth 5 – 17yrs.

By Appointment Only

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