2017 Joint Harriet Tubman UGRR/NTF UGRR Conference is SOLD Out

May 18, 2017 10:00am -
May 21, 2017 05:00pm

Event Type: Partner Event
Category: Partner Event

Location Information

Due to overwhelming interest this conference is SOLD OUT!

2017 National Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference presents   

On the Edge of Freedom:
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in the Borderlands

The year's conference will take place in and around Cambridge, Maryland. Located on Maryland's beautiful Eastern Shore, this area is home to many places of historical significance to the Underground Railroad.

Along with workshops which individuals can purchase separately and visit the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center on Thursday only, conference event sites include:

  • Thursday, May 18 -- Workshops and Thursday Tour
    • Registration/Check-In - Comfort Inn Cambridge 2936 Ocean GatewayCambridgeMD
    • Thursday Tour Check-In in Hotel Lobby; Bus will load in front of Comfort Inn Cambridge
    • Workshops will be held at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitors Center (HTUGRR VC) in Church Creek, MD. Shuttle will load in front of hotel.
    • Thursday Opening Reception - HTUGRR - 4068 Golden Hill Road Church Creek, MD 21622 (Shuttle available in front of hotel.)
  • Friday, May 19 - Joint Harriet Tubman UGRR & National UGRR Conference
    • Registration - Harriet Tubman Museum, 424 Race St.
    • Continental Breakfast - Harriet Tubman Museum, 424 Race St.
    • Conference sessions - Chesapeake College - Cambridge Center 416-418 Race St.
    • Exhibitors & Book Sales - Chesapeake College - Library 416-418 Race St.
    • Luncheon Venue - Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Race St.
    • Conference plenary and keynote - Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Race St.
    • Friday Banquet - Dorchester Arts Council—321 High St.,  410-228-7782
  • Saturday, May 20 - Joint Harriet Tubman UGRR Conference continued....(see above for locations)
  • Sunday, May 21 - Sunday Tour
    • Thursday Tour Check-In in Hotel Lobby - Bus will load in front of Comfort Inn Cambridg​e 

UGRR Discounted Host Hotel​ - A block of sleeping rooms are available at the.....

Comfort Inn & Suites Cambridge

2936 Ocean Gateway, Cambridge, MD, 21613, US
Phone: (410) 901-0926 Fax: (410) 901-0960

May 18 - 21, 2017 

This rate is reserved for 2017 Underground Railroad Conference registrants only.

Discounted rate available until May 5, 2017 and is Subject to Availability.

Rate: $151/night plus taxes - Available from Thursday, May 17 - Sunday, May 21
For reservations call (410) 901-0926 and ask for the 2017 Underground Railroad Conference rate.

Set in a functional 3-story building off Route 50, this low-key hotel is 2.7 miles from riverside events venue Sailwinds Park, 3.4 miles from Chesapeake College - Cambridge Center and 3.5 miles from Richardson Maritime Museum.
All rooms have en suite bathrooms with showers, as well as free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms and suites have sitting areas with pull-out sofas. Some suites feature whirlpool tubs.
Complimentary hot breakfast buffet is provided. There are also computers for guest use, meeting space, an indoor heated pool, a gym, guest laundry facilities and free RV parking.

Below is the person to call for cab service from the Hyatt to the Comfort Inn Cambridge:

  • Call Tyrone Jarmon at (443) 477-2745.  The cost of the trip is $5.00 one-way.

Harriet Tubman UGRR Conference trip tips:

  • There will be some walking between conference sites.
  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Bring a small umbrella, just in case it rains.


Airport and transportation information updates!

Detailed instructions for travel to and around the Conference Area follows. Check back for updated travel information.

Click for Greyhound bus ticket(s) to Cambridge, MD (2.1 miles from Host Hotel).

Shuttle Service to and from BWI Airport to Cambridge, MD–BayRunner Shuttle (note that the Bay Runner Shuttle only picks up from BWI airport)

BayRunner Shuttle provides daily, scheduled, high quality transport services for airline passengers traveling to and from the Eastern Shore and Western Shore of Maryland to Baltimore-Washington International Airport. (BWI Airport is 73 miles from Cambridge, MD)

Visit their website at http://bayrunnershuttle.com/east/default.asp for shuttle times, prices and to make a reservation.

The Bay Runner Shuttle drops-off and leaves from the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort in Cambridge.  To arrange for transportation from the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort to the Comfort Inn Cambridge, please call: Tyrone Jarmon at (443) 477-2745.  $5.00 One-way; The Comfort Inn Cambridge is about 1 mile from the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort.

Check here for driving directions to host hotel Comfort Inn Cambridge.

Conference Registration Locations & Hours



Start Time

End Time

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Comfort Inn Cambridge

8:30 AM

7:00 PM

Friday, May 19, 2017

Harriet Tubman Museum

8:00 AM

6:30 PM

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Harriet Tubman Museum


5:00 PM