Shine a light on history.

Celebrate the 200th birthday of Harriet Tubman with an interactive, outdoor exhibit across Auburn.

Harriet’s Lantern Trail is an immersive, outdoor exhibit highlighting historical moments in Auburn, NY throughout the city. Here's how it works:


Explore each lantern stop on Harriet’s trail by following her map. There’s no correct order to make each stop, jump in anywhere!


Find the QR code outside each lantern stop – scan the code with your smartphone, open the link, and prepare to be transported back in time. By taking the lantern trail, you will experience rare and undiscovered windows into Auburn’s history.


Find them all to win a prize! Simply snap a photo from each lantern stop, then head over to the Equal Rights Heritage Center during regular hours, show the front desk, and receive a prize!

Example Lantern Sticker


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Harriet Tubman Bicentennial

Honoring Harriet Tubman throughout 2022