Featured Historic Sites

SITES IN THE “CRADLE” OF THE U.S. WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT

FEATURED:

Harriet Tubman Historic SiteThe Harriet Tubman historic site, 180 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021 is now a national park with a sister site in Maryland. harriethouse.org. Google Map.

THE STORY

The Harriet Tubman sites in New York State and Maryland are significant in terms of the abolitionist and suffrage movements. There’s a direct relationship between the past and the present, in part because of the large support base these historic sites have among people of the respective regions, many of whom are direct descendants of Harriet Tubman whose life history inspires faith and courage among people even generations later. It took a determined coalition of people acting together to fund and convince the U.S. Congress to approve the Harriet Tubman national park, and one which will be a travel destination among a wide variety of people from the U.S. and around the world.

SPECIAL REPORTS

LetsRockTheCradle visited the Harriet Tubman historic site in Auburn, NY and wrote about it in “New York History.”Check out our special reports: #1. “The Politics of Harriet Tubman and Barack Obama.” #2. “Harriet Tubman and the Projected National Park.”

RELATED SUFFRAGE SITES

Seward House in Auburn, New York. Also, Harriet Tubman sites in Maryland. Although the Harriet Tubman Boosters Club in Auburn, NY is not affiliated with the historic site, it’s a great source of information about events and programs. Join. Harriet Tubman resources.

 SUGGESTED ACTION

Stay tuned for updates from the National Park Service.

Historic sites in the "Cradle"