Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
Harriet Tubman Home
Auburn, NY
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Niagara Falls, NY
Gerrit Smith National Historic Landmark
Visitor Center
Peterboro, NY
Smith Opera House
aka the Geneva Theater
Geneva, NY
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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad New York Corridor

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad New York Corridor or “Tubman Corridor” is an initiative of the Underground Railroad Consortium of New York State (URCNYS) that will connect sites related to the Underground Railroad, including some URCNYS sites,  National Park Service “Travel with Tubman” sitesand sites that showcase Freedom Seekers’ journeys through New York State, into one cohesive heritage tourism experience. The Tubman Corridor will be a contiguous route between New York City and Niagara Falls, ending at the location where freedom seekers, including Harriet Tubman, crossed the international border to freedom in Canada. Downstate, the Tubman Corridor will point to the existing 125-mile Maryland and Pennsylvania/Delaware Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byways, and proposed New Jersey Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. The Tubman Corridor’s ultimate vision is to join the path from Dorchester County, MD, to St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

The Underground Railroad Consortium of New York, with funding from the New York State EDA Partner Sub-Award Grant Program, is developing a corridor management plan for the New York Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Corridor. Hargrove International has been hired to facilitate the initial planning process (November 2023 – October 2024). The ultimate program goal is to seek New York State Scenic Byway designation. This site is a portal for information collection and analysis during the corridor management planning (CMP) process.


Please take 10 minutes to share your comments, ideas, concerns, and goals for the proposed Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Corridor.

Deadline for responses is July 12, 2024.