Tubman, left, with freed slaves, ca 1855
  Hariett Tubman  

Cultural Landscape Assessment

Dorchester and Caroline Counties, Maryland

In 2000 Congress directed the Secretary of the Interior to evaluate the potential of establishing a unit of the national park system or a national heritage area that would commemorate Hariett Tubman, one of the world’s best known heroes of the Underground Railroad.

This project involved a cultural landscape assessment of four historic sites in Maryland’s Eastern Shore region in order to understand what cultural landscape features that were present between 1820-1850 still remain to interpret Tubman’s early life and escape to freedom.

The National Park Service incorporated these findings into the recommendations of the Special Resource Study, which calls for addtional aquisition of federal lands and establishment of a National Historical Park in Maryland.

  Bucktown Store

Client: National Park Service

Prime Consultant: John Milner Associates, Inc.; under contract with HNTB, Inc.

JMA Project Manager/Historical Landscape Architect: Krista L. Schneider




1823 map of Maryland; Tubman was born and raised in the Choptank River region of Dorchester and Caroline Counties