Places to visit the spirit of Harriet Tubman

Follow in Harriet Tubman’s footsteps to explore the places she frequented, hear stories of the people she knew, and the progress she made in the fight for abolition and women’s suffrage.

Stops on the Underground Railroad

In Auburn and Cayuga County, you can still see some of the churches and meeting houses that were stations on the Underground Railroad by taking a guided or self-guided tour along the Freedom Trail. Click here for more information.

In addition to the historical marker sites, you can go in and visit a few places that were once on the secret trail. 

  • Head to the basement of the Seward House Museum to see the room where people on their way to freedom were kept safe. 
  • Peruse the Howland Stone Store Museum, where the abolitionist Howland family kept a store. The museum now has on display a rare Underground Railroad pass along with other abolition and suffrage artifacts. 
  • Stay at the Springside Inn, a charming bed and breakfast believed to have been used as part of the Underground Railroad. Thickets surrounding the back yard are where Harriet Tubman hid previously enslaved individuals on their journey north.

Discover Harriet Tubman’s Chosen Home

Find out more to see and do around abolition, civil rights and equal rights heritage in our area. Harriet Tubman settled here in her freedom for many reasons, and the community that welcomed her with open arms is a big part of that story.



Journey to Freedom StatueFamed, 9-foot traveling exhibition has arrived at the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn

“Harriet Tubman – The Journey to Freedom” traveling statue by Wesley Wofford Sculpture Studio's, arrives at the Harriet Tubman Home (180 South Street, Auburn, New York) on July 1 and will be on display July 2 through August 31, 2022. On Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 11 a.m., you are invited to gather at the Harriet Tubman Home (180 South Street, Auburn, NY) to celebrate the traveling exhibition arriving in Auburn and hear from the artist himself, Wesley Wofford, on the inspiration behind the statue. For more information about the events on July,  Click Here.

During your visit to Auburn, take advantage of the many activities celebrating the bicentennial of Harriet Tubman’s birth available to the public. Downtown Auburn is walkable! Click here for more information.