Harriet Tubman day tour set for March 12

SEAFORD – The Seaford Museum has announced there will be a walking tour of the Harriet Tubman and Tilly Escape through the streets of Seaford in 1856.



The walking tour will begin at the Seaford Museum, 203 High Street at the old post office, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12.  The walking tour is free.  For those who would like to visit the museum after the tour, the standard entry fee of $5 per adult is charged.

This story has been verified by the National Park Service and placed in their Network to Freedom Program.

Harriet Tubman helped many people to freedom, mostly relatives from her native Dorchester County.

The story here will be slightly different.  Here, Harriet Tubman will travel from New York and down to Baltimore and gather up slave “Tilly,” and then travel south and come upriver to Seaford by means of the Steamboat Kent in October of 1856.

From here she travelled by train and carriage to Freedom. While there were frequent slave escapes from Sussex County this is the only documented slave escape through Sussex County led by Harriet Tubman.


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