Embark on this 1 night/2 day trip to the Eastern Shore and Philadelphia! With this program, you will follow in Harriet Tubman’s footsteps as she escaped in 1849 and traveled from Maryland’s Eastern Shore through Delaware to reach her freedom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Explore authentic escape missions and discover how hundreds of men and women risked everything to pursue their freedom. Chesapeake landscapes – extensive waterways, marshes and woodlands – both helped and hindered Tubman and other freedom seekers. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway travels 125 miles through the Eastern Shore of Maryland before crossing into Delaware at Sandtown. It continues for another 98 miles, connecting through Dover to Wilmington. Our route then follows the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway into Pennsylvania where highways and local roads take you to Philadelphia, Tubman’s first destination once she found freedom. Come join in this educational escape.
All payments are non-refundable. Insurance is available and highly recommended. After making your deposit, the insurance information will be in your receipt.
Quad rooms have two beds, therefore guests will be sharing beds unless they opt for double or single occupancy.
Triple rooms have two beds, therefore guests will be sharing beds unless they opt for double or single occupancy.
Double rooms have two beds. Generally the room will have 1 double or queen bed
Day 1: Saturday, March 11, 2023
07:30am Meet at Montgomery College and load luggage onto bus.
08:00am Board bus and depart for Harriet Tubman Visitor Center.
10:00am Arrive at Harriet Tubman Visitor Center -Meet your EDU Trips Tour Guide.. After a brief introduction from the rangers, the group will see numerous exhibits that illustrate Harriet Tubman and her work as a freedom fighter, leader, and liberator.
11:15am Depart for Brodess Farm - Site of Harriet Tubman’s childhood home.
11:30am Arrive at Brodess Farm.
12:00pm Lunch with group (cost not included)
01:00pm Depart for Handsell House.
01:30pm Arrive at Handsell House - Built on the site of the Chicone native American village, this replica house honors the Eastern Woodland Native People of Delmarva.
02:00pm Depart for Choptank Landing - Site of Harriet Tubman’s most daring rescues
02:30pm Arrive at Choptank Landing.
03:00pm Depart for Stanley Institute Museum
03:30pm Arrive at Stanley Institute - an early example of a post-Civil War African-American school built and run independently by the local black community.
04:00pm Depart for Doorchester County Courthouse.
04:15pm Arrive at Doorchester County Courthouse - location where Harriet Tubman’s niece, Kessiah, and her two children escaped from the auction block at the front of the courthouse.
04:30pm Walk to 424 Race St, Cambridge, MD 21613 to view the Harriett Tubman “Take My Hand” Mural (5 min. walk)
04:45pm Continue walking to Long Wharf - pier where slave ships from Africa docked in the 1700s (10 min. walk)
05:30pm Dinner with group (cost not included)
07:00pm Board bus and depart for hotel.
07:30pm Check-in at hotel. Rest of the evening is free.