Visiting the Tubman Museum in Macon, Georgia Wednesday 14 June, 2017

So as you seen in my previous post I visited Macon,Georgia for a full day and it was a place full of soul and history. Speaking of soul and history, they have a very famous museum called Tubman Museum – Museum of African American Art, History, and Culture.  This was one of the first things I did when I got to Macon and it was definitely an experience.

Now as with most museums, you aren’t allowed to do a lot of flash photography or video but trust me this place was great to get a glimpse of some great history of African American culture. Its sad that some of African American history even in this modern age is still reduced to only learning about slavery or only focusing on the works of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks just Harriet Tubman. Although this Tubman Museum was made in honor of the iconic Harriet Tubman, this is not a museum only highlighting her works. But the cool thing you are allowed to take pictures near here tribute statue so below check out the photos I took of it.

Yes you can take a picture with the huge Harriet Tubman statute. I felt like I was really taking a picture of an icon! I wish, but going through her tribute area here are some fun facts I learned:

Did You Know Harriet Tubman’s Real Name is Araminta Ross.

Her nickname was Minty.

In 1896 she purchased 25 acres of land.

She passed with having 7 acres of land, a brick house and a barn.

In 1844, she married John Tubman, a free African American.

She was married twice, but to her second husband she kept her Tubman last name. 

She was the first woman to lead an armed expedition in the war. She guided the Combahee River Raid, consisting of 300 free African soldiers on 3 gun boats to liberate more than 700 enslaved Africans in South Carolina.

Harriet Tubman was a disabled person. She had Narcolepsy or sleeping spells. She could fall asleep any time and any place. This was caused by a severe blow to the head by a 2-pound iron weight thrown at another enslaved African, but it hit Harriet in the head when she was about 12 years old.

I honestly did not know many of this information on her prior to my arrival at this Museum. So much history, art and documents to preserve her legacy beyond the common things we learned of her.

Outside of her tribute there are so much more art, history and culture here to explore. I would highly recommend anyone who appreciates history, storytelling and definitely art of any kind to take a trip to the Tubman Museum.

Tubman Museum

Address: 310 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201


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  • Stacie says:

    Oh wow. I would love to see that museum. I’ve always been fascinated by her life and the work she did with the Underground Railroad.

  • Bill Sweeney says:

    Of all the names in history I learned about as a kid, Harriett Tubman is the one I remember the most. I always thought she was like an anti-slavery Jane Bond.

  • Vera Sweeney says:

    I would love to see that museum! The quest for freedom was such a hard road to travel, and she helped so many people.

  • candy says:

    We love visiting museums and this one would be on our list if we were in the area. I remember doing a paper for school on Harriet Tubman.

  • Mitch says:

    This is wonderful. I remember learning about Harriet Tubman in school, this would be a great trip so that my son could learn and remember some of the important history of this country!

  • Jeni says:

    What an awesome place to visit and an incredible part of history to learn about. Looks like a fantastic museum.

  • Liz Mays says:

    This is such an amazing museum. I definitely didn’t know all of those facts about Harriet Tubman!

  • Robin rue says:

    That sounds like an amazing museum. I would absolutely LOVE to visit!

  • Pam says:

    I have read a lot about Harriet Tubman, but I never knew she had narcolepsy. How interesting! I would love to visit this museum.

  • I’m not aware of the history but I think she’s an amazing woman and definitely someone to look up to. It’s so nice that you got to see this museum and explore!

  • Amanda Love says:

    I think this was an awesome tour and it’s really worth checking out especially since there’s plenty of things to learn there! I’d love to take my kids here as well.

  • Dogvills says:

    I’ve heard of her and I knew she helped a lot of people. I would love to visit that museum.

  • I had no idea that she had narcolepsy or the reason why which is truly heartbreaking! 🙁

    I would like to visit the Tubman Museum the next time I visit Georgia.

  • It looks like this was another successful trip.
    Also, you are so photogenic – and I love your outfit!

  • Tracey says:

    She did so much in her life and is such a powerful woman of history. I would love to visit that museum!

  • Theresa says:

    What an incredible museum! Those were really interesting fact about Harriet Tubman. She was such an incredible woman, it was fun to learn a few not so well known fact about her.

  • Eloise says:

    I would love to visit there someday! it’s inspiring what some people go through and how strong they must have been! thanks for sharing : ) (got to keep her story going and spirit alive!)

  • uprunforlife says:

    We love going to museums and learning about past historical events. I would love to visit this museum and learning more about Harriet Tubman. I know that she played an important part of our history.

  • It was last year since I’ve visited a museum! And I miss going to one again! It’s amazing to see old stuff from the ancestors!

  • Jeanine says:

    Wow. Now this is something special. What a museum to check out. She was exceptional. This would be amazing to experience!

  • I haven’t made it to this museum yet. I would love to take the kids.

  • Kita Bryant says:

    I live in Georgia and have never been here. I definitely need to make a trip!

  • Wendy Polisi says:

    Museums are one of my favorite things to visit. All the facts you learn are so worth it.

  • That looks like an awesome museum to visit! I would love to learn more about Harriet Tubman!

  • Mary Edwards says:

    I wonder where her nickname came from? Macon is a city full of great history. Can’t wait to visit

  • Chrysa Duran says:

    This would be such an interesting place to visit. I would love to be able to learn all about her like this.

  • Our Family World says:

    The Tubman museum is a place to see. Thank you for the information you’ve provided. Harriet Tubman was one courageous woman!

  • Jennifer G says:

    I have never been here before! It may be time to book a trip with the family this summer. It is so great to be able to teach the kids more about Harriet Tubman.

  • I’ve never been to Georgia, but when I do, I must visit this place! It’s fascinating.. so much history.

  • Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    My husband and I love visiting museums when we visit a new town or country. It is just amazing how much history you can learn from jut reading about the displays in there.

  • Harriet Tubman was such an amazing person. I would really enjoy visiting her museum.

  • Sarah Bailey says:

    Oh wow what an amazing sounding museum to go and visit, Harriet Tubman sounds like a really interesting lady.

  • It’s a must that I make it to this museum. I’ve been obsessed with Harriet Tubman for years and would love to visit a place like this in her honor. Thanks for sharing.

  • lisalisa says:

    WOW, how interesting! I’ve been wanting to take my kids to this museum for a few years now. I think we will make a trip to Macon Georgia soon so the kids can learn more about her history. Harriet Tubman was definitely an amazing woman!

  • Stacie says:

    Wow, I had no idea that she had narcolepsy. That makes it even more of a miracle that she was able to do what she did.

  • Jay Colby says:

    This sounds like an great place to visit. Tubman was certainly a historic figure in our history.

  • Jamila says:

    I would love to visit this museum, I enjoy learning about African culture. Also I leaved a few things from your post, like what her real name is and that she had narcolepsy. Thank for sharing!

  • I had no idea about her real name. I would love to visit this museum. Cool pics, by the way.

  • Eva says:

    Wow! That was one amazing woman. The museum looks like it was extremely informative! I had no idea that this existed in Georgia.

  • Aija says:

    I’ve never been to Macon even though I’m in that area all the time. Thanks for sharing those facts about Harriet “Minty” Tubman. I never knew she was a landowner

  • Elle (CleverlyChanging) says:

    It’s incredible. They just opened a Harriet Tubman museum here in MD. I can’t wait to visit and take my children.

  • Patranila says:

    Thanks for the tour and the history lesson. I didn’t know most of these facts about Harriet Tubman. I probably won’t make it to Macon to visit but I’m dying to go to DC. That one is on my summer bucket list.

  • Tiffany H. says:

    I would love to go to this museums, I enjoy historical museums. Will keep this in mind when I visit Georgia.

  • Ali Rost says:

    I didn’t know a single fact that you shared about Harriet Tubman. What a cool, cool woman she was! How brave to have lead an armed expedition during a war. I also had no idea she was disabled. Wow. The fact that made me smile was her nickname (Minty). Don’t you wonder how she got it?

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