Harriet Tubman Cultural Center
The small building rented by the Cultural Center was opened in 1908 as an annex to a one room school for children which was built by a local church in 1899. The main part of the schoolhouse was dismantled and move to Augusta County but the portion which houses the Cultural Center was used as a “practice teacher center” for students by the State Normal and Industrial School for women at Harrisonburg which later became James Madison University. Visitors to the Center will see a Harriet Tubman timeline, and information and displays about a local slave safe house. Videos are also available in the center on topics including plantation life. Visitors can visit “Freedom Trail” markers on the property which include topics: The Hideout, The Auction Block, and Slave Patrols. An evening tour is given at 5 p.m. most First Fridays on the property. The Harriet Tubman Cultural Center began in 2010.
Admission is $10 for adults and free for students 12 and under. Visits are by appointment only. To make an appointment or for more information call (540)578-6389.