App brings underground railroad back to life |

App brings underground railroad back to life

Created: February 09, 2021 03:10 PM

(WRDE / NBC News) A new app is offering visitors to Maryland's Eastern Shore a virtual tour of the Underground Railroad.

With the Harriet Tubman Byway app, you will be able to experience first hand what Tubman's journey looked like in the 1850s at sites spread across two counties. 

The app features a virtual and augmented reality experience featuring audio from a narrator, a Harriet Tubman re-enactor and other people from that time.

"We're always looking for new things to engage visitors. People come back over and over because they're so inspired by this place,” says Julie Gilberto-Brady, manager of the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area.

There are people in scenes that you can click on and learn their stories.

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