The Harriet Tubman Mural

The Harriet Tubman Mural is located behind 424 Race Street in Cambridge, Maryland on an exterior wall of the Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center.  Artist Michael Rosato designed and painted the mural, which was completed on May 20, 2019. To learn more about Michael Rosato, visit michaelrosato.com.

The mural was made possible with the support of the Maryland State Arts Council, Dorchester Center for the Arts, Alpha Genesis CDC, the Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center and Downtown Cambridge. The community of Cambridge shared their thoughts on this remarkable woman and their hopes for her portrayal with the artist at the start of the design process. These reflections on Harriet helped to inspire this artwork.

The completed mural measures approximately 28′ x 14′ and was painted with acrylic paints directly on the cinder block wall.

Public Response

Public response to the mural has been emotional and effusive. Thousands of messages about the mural have poured in from across the country and around the world as images of the painting and people interacting with it spread across social media. You can learn more about media coverage of the mural and artist at the Facebook page, Harriet Tubman Mural.

Visiting the Mural

While pictures of the mural are powerful, we encourage you to come experience it in person. The mural is on an exterior wall of the Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center in downtown Cambridge, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The location is in the heart of Cambridge’s historic downtown, and is within strolling distance of restaurants, shops and a waterfront park and marina. To learn more about Cambridge, visit Dorchester County Tourism. To learn more about Harriet Tubman sites of interest near the mural, visit the Harriet Tubman Byway. To see Dorchester County’s other murals by Michael Rosato, download the free audio guide of the Chesapeake Country Mural Trail. We hope to see you soon!