If you find yourself in the Mid-Atlantic region, you might consider taking a road trip to the heart of the Chesapeake Country Heritage Area. Here you will find the 125-mile scenic Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. This Byway traverses some of the most beautiful landscapes and waterscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, where you can see and experience 45 historically significant sites that comprised the Underground Railroad.
Each year, people travel from all over the globe to learn about Harriet Tubman’s life. A freedom seeker, Underground Railroad conductor, abolitionist, nurse, suffragist, and human rights activist, Ms. Tubman stands tall in American history. She personified justice and equality – risking her own life, time and again, in quiet resistance to the cruel and troubled world. Ms. Tubman’s story produces profound admiration and respect: it inspires renewed confidence to fight the good fight and improve the world we know.
Camoin 310 is honored to be working with Dorchester County, Maryland (where Ms. Tubman was born), the State of Maryland, and the U.S. National Park Service to generate support for future planning and marketing of this treasured Byway. We will be quantifying the economic benefits and impact of modern-day travelers and listening to their unique stories. With this quantitative and narrative data, we will build enthusiasm for advancing educational, cultural, and humanitarian benefits of the Byway at the local, regional, state, national, and international levels.
For more information, please visit https://harriettubmanbyway.org/harriet-tubman/