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Share Your Underground Railroad Story with the World

Harriet Tubman self-liberated 170 years ago on September 17, 1849. To commemorate this event and to honor all of Maryland’s freedom fighters involved in the Underground Railroad, the Maryland Office of Tourism is announcing Maryland as the “Most Powerful Underground Railroad Storytelling Destination in the World.” Maryland has a robust Underground Railroad legacy and many tourism partners across the state have visitor-ready experiences and attractions, interpretive materials, and guides enabling visitors to explore this powerful history and stories of courage for themselves. This summer OTD is gathering all of Maryland’s Underground Railroad assets to include in a new marketing initiative that will launch at the end of August.

If you have an Underground Railroad site, program, or guide you would like to have included in the marketing efforts, please fill out this form. If you have a site or program you would like to have as part of the National Park Service’s Network to Freedom, please contact Heather Ersts at Throughout the summer there will be more news and information about how to be a part of this exciting announcement and initiative.