Exploring Maryland's Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

Hidden in Maryland’s landscapes are the stories of hundreds of freedom seekers who risked their lives to escape slavery. Full of courage and inspiration, more people successfully fled from bondage in Maryland than from any other state. Their heroic stories are plentiful and riveting and are told through the National Park Service’s NETWORK TO FREEDOM SITES- authentic places where their drama unfolded - and through programs and tours that share freedom seekers’ struggles and triumphs. Here you can discover the real Underground Railroad and find out why Maryland is the MOST POWERFUL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD STORY-TELLING DESTINATION IN THE WORLD.