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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
513 333 7500
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Ranked #19 of 85 attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation's newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the... more » Owner description: Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation's newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today. « less
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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Live storytellers bring American history to life....beautiful scenery on the Ohio River. The museum is mostly based on the involuntary brutality of hunted, captured, enslaved, and unbearable trans-Atlantic transport African souls, to the struggle to escape from man's inhumanity to Black African Men, Women, Adolescents, and babies(!) who followed the North Star across the River of Freedom, to God-loving compassionate... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I have lived in California now for over 30 years but I grew up in the Cincinnati area and never truly understood the history of the place. My husband and I payed a visit to the museum while staying with my family over the holidays. This experience illustrated everything in a way that history books never could. I will definitely... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A must see for all ages. Very humbling and enlightening. This is ALL our history. Get the headset for the full experience.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My 16 year old grand-daughter and I spent the afternoon at this museum. This was a very rewarding experience. Everyone should take a tour of this museum if they are in Cincinnati. Very reminiscence of the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. There is an awesome quilt exhibit there right now, but I don't think it will be there much longer.... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It's good to have a docent give you a tour, you will learn much more. There is plenty to see, special exhibits, galleries and movies.

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Dublin, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Although the story of the underground railroad is compelling, we did not feel as though this museum did anything special to tell it. It wasn't a total disappointment, just one of those exhibits that makes you say "OK, I've seen it, no reason to really want to go back.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I enjoyed that we ended up following a tour already going on and were welcomed to join it. It made it much more informative. There are several short movies that were very informative as well.

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Sacramento, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The stories you hear and see inside the museum are sobering and so very moving. It's definitely a worthwhile visit.

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Cumming, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A great museum - learned a lot about the Underground Railroad and the movement of escaped slaves. Interactive displays, something that deserves a second visit!!

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I was so thankful to be able to walk through this Museum and know why our country needed to have a Civil War. Slavery started at our countries beginnings and the war had to happen for it to end. It was hard to realize how messed up our foundation was, and in some ways still is. No one should be... More

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