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Harriet Tubman’s Chosen Home of Auburn Featured in “Travel with Tubman” Trip-Planning Tool

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Karen Kuhl

Harriet Tubman’s Chosen Home of Auburn Featured in “Travel with Tubman” Trip-Planning Tool
Harriet Tubman Sites included in National Park Service tool

April 22, 2022 – Auburn, NY: Two historic sites in Auburn are included in a new trip-planning tool recently unveiled by the National Park Service (NPS) as part of the year-long celebration of the bicentennial of Harriet Tubman’s birth. Accessible through the NPS app, the Travel with Tubman: Let Harriet Tubman Guide You on the Journey of a Lifetime tool assists users in visiting 13 key sites important to Harriet Tubman’s life and legacy, representative of Tubman’s 13 rescue missions to Maryland which saved countless individuals.

Travelers can learn much of Harriet Tubman’s story by visiting all 13 sites on Travel with Tubman. The two sites located in Auburn, NY, the chosen home of Harriet Tubman, give insight into the last 54 years of Tubman’s life:  

Together, the sites comprise the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park.

The Cayuga County Office of Tourism is thrilled to be included in this endeavor. “Many people are aware of Harriet Tubman due to her courageous efforts along the Underground Railroad – but few know the rest of her story,” said Karen Kuhl, executive director of the Cayuga County Office of Tourism. “Harriet Tubman chose to spend the last 54 years of her life in Auburn, NY, where she owned property, married her second husband, fulfilled much of her philanthropic work and is now laid to rest.”

A list of additional sites around Cayuga County that allow visitors to follow in Harriet Tubman’s footsteps are available at:

Travel with Tubman is available online, or can be viewed through the free NPS App, downloadable in the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. Users can also download and print “The Conductor,” or create their own guide to lead them on a once-in-a-lifetime road trip.

Auburn, NY, and Cayuga County are celebrating the 200th birthday of Harriet Tubman throughout 2022 with a series of special events, exhibits, speakers and offerings. More information about upcoming celebrations is available at  

About the Cayuga County Office of Tourism:
The Cayuga County Office Convention and Visitors Bureau Inc. was established in 1995 as Cayuga County’s official tourism promotion agency. Our mission is to promote, support, and increase tourism, thereby stimulating economic growth and improving the quality of life for area residents.