Harriet Tubman was guided by a deep faith and devotion to family, freedom, and community. After emancipating herself and members of her family, she moved them from Ontario, Canada to Fleming and Auburn, New York in 1859. Central New York was a center for progressive thought, abolition, and women’s suffrage where Tubman continued to fight for human rights and dignity until she died in 1913.
Auburn, New York has four distinct seasons. Fall and spring are usually mild and summers tend to be sunny, warm, and humid. Winter weather is variable and conditions can change quickly. Snow in November is not uncommon. The heaviest snowfall tends to be in January with an average of 33”.
The Harriet Tubman National Historical Park includes the Thompson Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the Harriet Tubman Visitor Center, the Tubman Home for the Aged, and the Harriet Tubman Residence. A related Tubman site that lies outside of the national historical park is the Fort Hill Cemetery where Tubman is buried. View directions to each of these five sites on our directions page.