Auburn is proud to have been the home of one of the great heroes of the Civil War era, Harriet Tubman. Often referred to as “The Moses of Her People,” after escaping slavery, this courageous conductor on the Underground Railroad reportedly made as many as 19 trips back into the South over the next ten years, to free a total of around 300 slaves. She also served as a Union spy during the Civil War years.
After the war, Harriet settled in Auburn, NY with the help of another famous figure from the Civil War era, Secretary of State William H. Seward. Her residence, The Harriet Tubman House, alongside The Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged that she founded after the Civil War, is now a museum open to the public. On Jan. 10, 2017, the federal government formally established the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, NY. Plans are underway to further improve and expand the historic site.
This page is dedicated to presenting articles and videos about Harriet Tubman and her great contribution to our country.