The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center will host a grand opening on March 11 and 12. The National Park Service and the Maryland Park Service have teamed up to provide special family-friendly Grand Opening events and activities at the site and a first look at the new visitor center. It is located at: 4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, Md. All events are free. For visitors coming to the site through Cambridge, Maryland, free parking and a shuttle system is available at 410 Academy Street. For information on how to visit go to nps,gov/hatu or dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/pages/eastern/tubman.aspx.

photo shows the exterior of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, Md. The center, scheduled for a grand public opening March 11-12, houses exhibits that explain Tubman’s role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. The center is located on a 17-acre site which preserves landscapes and waterways that would have been familiar to Tubman. (Dorchester County Tourism via AP)

photo shows the exterior of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in Church Creek, Md. The center, scheduled for a grand public opening March 11-12, houses exhibits that explain Tubman’s role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. The center is located on a 17-acre site which preserves landscapes and waterways that would have been familiar to Tubman. (Dorchester County Tourism via AP)