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The Beacon of Hope – Harriet Tubman Statue

March 4 April 30

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center


The Beacon of Hope

See the 11-foot-tall Harriet Tubman statue at the Freedom Center until April 30.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will display “The Beacon of Hope,” an 11-foot bronze statue honoring Harriet Tubman, one of humanity’s greatest heroes, for a limited time until the end of April, two centuries after her birth.

The Beacon of Hope

The Beacon of Hope portrays a determined Tubman, the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad, stepping over the yoke of slavery. At her feet are the broken shackles cast off by her and those she helped liberate and the closed shackles of those not yet free. Resilient, Tubman lifts her right hand to the sky, a shining North Star for those seeking freedom.

The Freedom Center hopes guests and passersby will find the inspiration and courage to follow Tubman’s footsteps.

Commemorative Coin

The Beacon of Hope is a vibrant reminder of Harriet Tubman’s legacy. It is on display in recognition of the Harriet Tubman Commemorative Coin, a series of collectible coins honoring the enduring legacy of one of freedom’s greatest heroes.

Coins are available in three denominations, each representing a different era of Tubman’s life. Coins will be available for purchase directly from the Freedom Center starting March 6 or online through the US Mint.

A portion of the proceeds from each coin sold will equally support the missions of the Freedom Center and the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, NY.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a museum and education center. It serves as a convener of dialogue and a bea­con of light for inclusive freedom around the globe.


The main museum entrance is on the first floor, facing the riverfront on East Freedom Way.

An accessible public garage is available adjacent to the museum. Limited, metered street parking is available adjacent to the museum. Guests may use pay machines or download the Cincy EZPark app.

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Information and images provided by The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati,OH45202United States
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