The new Harriet Tubman Visitor Center, a collaboration between the state of Maryland and National Park Service resources, was dedicated in March and is now open. This exciting facility is of national importance, as visitors can discover the authentic displays situated in the rural marshlands where Harriet Tubman was born. Tubman, known as the “Conductor of the Underground Railroad,” was born into slavery in Dorchester County, and this is where she gained the values and experiences that led her to a life of great importance in the underground freedom movement.

This is a must-see for students, history buffs, family reunions or groups who want to explore Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay rural life. It is adjacent to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, one of the Atlantic flyway’s busiest wildfowl areas. Tour these sites on the way to your stay in Ocean City, an award-winning beach resort, for a totally new Maryland trip encompassing a link to the past, picturesque environments and the relaxation of the beach and boardwalk.