• Photo by Dustin Holt

Shore Time: Black History Month


Pine Street mural in Cambridge

Dorchester County is known for its rich history and cultural attractions, and boasts a special connection to Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park & Visitor Center, offers a way to discover Harriet Tubman’s early years in the region and her role in the Underground Railroad. Gain insight into Tubman’s legacy as a leader, liberator, and humanitarian. Enjoy family-friendly programming every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in February. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

Bucktown General Store, where Harriet Tubman experienced a life-changing event

Stanley Institute, historic one-room schoolhouse for African- American children

Pine Street neighborhood, site of civil rights unrest in Cambridge. Download the Pine Street Walking Tour

Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center, founded 30+ years ago by dedicated volunteers to honor Tubman. A mural highlights the area’s local African-American history, culture, and heritage, including Harriet Tubman and civil rights pioneer Gloria Richardson

For a complete list: visitdorchester.org/black-history-heart-chesapeake/

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