The Harriet Tubman Home is open to the public from Tuesday to Friday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, and on Saturdays by appointment.
Each year, the home museum holds special events that commemorate Harriet Tubman during the Memorial Day Weekend.
Tours of the Harriet Tubman home will enlighten visitors about the life and times of the woman, who led a group of African American Union soldiers in South Carolina on several raids along the Comcahee River in 1863. There she met Nelson Davis whom she married in 1869. Davis and Tubman lived in a brick house that is serving as the residence of Harriet Tubman Home Resident Manager.
In 1896, Tubman purchased a 25 acre parcel of land where the home stands in an auction. However, she had to deed the property to the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 1903 due to insufficient funds of maintenance.
The Harriet Tubman Home was opened in 1908. It still had a series of owners even after Tubman?s death. It was eventually closed and it faced the threats of demolishing in 1944.
A fund drive organized by Bishop William J. Walls of the AME Zion church was able to restore the structure. It was dedicated as a memorial to Tubman's life and work, under the support of the AME Zion church on April 13, 1953.