Welcome to the Delaware segment of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. The Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware is proud to host the byway to commemorate Harriet Tubman's heroic efforts to lead slaves from the South to freedom. The byway is also an introduction to some of the known freedom routes used by Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.
The Tubman Byway is a scenic route through beautiful and diverse Delaware countryside. The route begins at the terminus of Maryland's Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway and runs roughly 98 miles through Kent and New Castle counties in Delaware to the border of Pennsylvania on Route 52.
While traveling the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway we invite you to share the history as it occurred along the byway and to get to know Delaware and those who call it home. There us much to see and do in Delaware so please allow us to be your guide to the history, scenery, and activities along the byway.
ABOUT THE BYWAY
What is the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway?
Inspired by the recorded movements and contacts made by Harriet Tubman in Delaware, the route includes sites and pathways associated with Harriet Tubman, as well as sites and pathways associated with other documented Underground Railroad travelers and conductors.
The Delaware route also highlights sites of abolitionist activities and legal actions, as well as landscapes that help modern travelers to envision the 19th century landscape through which these brave people moved.