New National Harbor visitors center features history

OXON HILL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Tuesday, Prince George's County officials and others attended the grand opening of the Experience Salubria: Potomac River Heritage Visitors Center at the Tanger Outlets at National Harbor.

County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III cut the ribbon on the new center which features a Memorial Garden and History Walk focusing on the Salubria community. According to officials, visitors to the Tanger Outlets will be able to learn some "little known, yet very significant African-American history" through exhibits, archaeological artifacts, projection shows, reading panels and literature.

Two permanent bronze plaques describe the historical significance of people such as Dr. John Bayne, the owner of a farm that occupied the site called Salubria plantation.

Visitors will also be able to learn about the lives of people who lived at Salubria and near the Potomac shore by reading large outdoor panels.

The Tanger Outlets at National Harbor are located at 6800 Oxon Hill Rd in Oxon Hill, Md.


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