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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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Address: 826 N Second St, Memphis, TN 38107
Phone Number: 901-527-3427
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Description: Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this...
Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this plantation, one of the stations of the Underground Railroad.
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You MUST go to know real American history. The guide is also very nice. Not so much people know about that because all the private pictures are prohibited. But we can realize how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

You MUST go to know real American history. The guide is also very nice. Not so much people know about that because all the private pictures are prohibited. But we can realize how miserable black slaves are. I think here is the best place in Memphis to know the "real".

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Lincoln
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

This site is difficult to find, mainly due to it being back further on the property than the neighboring houses and hidden by large trees...we drove past several times before seeing it. If you see a a dilapidated home on the corner (basically a cross-section view if a house) look to the right one lot and you've arrived. Surprisingly, you... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

This attraction wasn't well sign posted which made it hard to find. It's not in a great area of town (seems run down). The attraction cost $15 to enter which seems a lot for what it is. The attraction is in an old house which has seen better days, the people running it seem very nice but seem to making... More 

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St. Louis
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I found my trip here interesting, but not for the reasons I expected. The tour was more about slavery than the house or the underground railroad. There were some neat materials, but also some bad history. They had a presentation about slave signals in quilts - a theory that historians have debunked as a myth created after the Civil War.... More 

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This was my second visit, but a first for my wife. I was disappointed to see that the museum is in desperate need of painting and repairs, but the enthusiastic guides soon had overlooking this issue. They were interested to know that we lived not far from the end of the Underground Railway in Ontario, Canada. One guide illustrated her... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

As I waiting for the Peabody Ducks to do their morning march, I met a Memphis resident who suggested for me to visit Slave Haven. I had know idea about this museum the hotel nor the tour company ever mentioned this museum. This is a must see place to learn about the history of slavery and the underground railroad. This... More 

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Tuscaloosa, AL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Best 10 bucks I have spent in a long time. Staff is very knowledgeable and passionate about this history. Expect to spend about 2 hours there. You will never forget it. Great for all ages.

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Davidson, OK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We had good directions or we might not have found it. A small house and small sign. Had to go in the back door. It was very interesting and informative. Two different tour guides took us through and gave different talks. This should be part of a required history course. This tour of an underground railroad house has stayed with... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Very well presented tour and the guides gave a wealth of information. Certainly gives an unprecedented visual on the safe houses used in the Underground Railroad. You can show up anytime during opening hours and the staff will have you join the tour in progress, then you can join the next one to catch anything you may have missed. Give... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Great tour. I don't think I would have found this without hotel driver recommending it. Civil rights museum was closed so I asked him to take me somewhere else that was Memphis He gave me three ideas and I went here. A piece of history being kept current thru telling the story. Thanks for the tour and hospitality

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