I-95 Construction Advisory:
A major improvement project is underway at the I-95 & SR896 interchange in Newark, Delaware, south of Wilmington. Travelers should expect delays or find alternate routes.
As the last slave state on the journey to freedom from south to north on the East Coast, Delaware was a critical location during the "Underground Railroad" movement. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway gives travelers an opportunity to visit historic sites that played a role during this time period.
Location: The Byway begins where the Maryland Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway ends on Willow Grove Road, Kent County. The route traverses known Underground Railroad sites in Camden and Dover, continues north on US 13, passing through Smyrna, then continues on Rte 15 to Middletown and Odessa. It then follows Route 9 along the Delaware River to Wilmington, where it weaves through 13 Underground Railroad sites. Then it follows Kennett Pike and ends at the Delaware-Pennsylvania State Line.
Length: Approximately 95 miles (including the loops)
Drive time: About 3 hours