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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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Address: 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513 333 7500
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Description: Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom...
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.
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Amazing resource!

I had never heard of this museum but was so glad I found it. I had a little extra time while attending a conference in Cincinnati and this; was close to the Hilton. What a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I had never heard of this museum but was so glad I found it. I had a little extra time while attending a conference in Cincinnati and this; was close to the Hilton. What a discovery. The exhibits were beautifully displayed and there was a lot of information to read. I wish I had planned to spend at least 4... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum with our child to learn some history "outside of a textbook." I was surprised to see the size of the museum - three floors! We began on the third floor and worked our way back down. The displays are very factual and based in history, with very little opinion presented. There is a lot of signage... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This museum seems to be geared toward someone who doesn't have much of an understanding of the history of slavery. The story is presented well, although it is a little repetitive. Some of the displays are not well lit so it is hard to read or see the items. The worst part was a tour guide giving a tour to... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

There is so much to read and learn about all different experiences of civil rights issues. It is primarily about American/Caribbean slavery, and did a good exhibit regarding the Holocaust. It is large and well done. Unlike other places I have visited, it is more of an intellectual learning experience vs an emotional one, which I appreciate. Be sure to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Learned and experienced auschwitz concentration camp as special exhibit, also journeyed through early slavery in N & S America, and learned of the extensive threat of present day slavery/human trafficking. Very well done.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I was really looking forward to this museum however it didn't live up to my expectations. I'm not sure what I did expect but it certainly wasn't to be met with lots and lots of stuff to read as you walk thru. I don't mind reading some notes but this was ridiculous and far too time consuming. Saying that it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We spent a pleasant afternoon visiting this museum and the special Auschwitz exhibit. This museum will take you a long time if you are someone who reads most everything. There are pictures and explainations, but not many artifacts of the times which I expected. In reading reviews of this museum, many people mentioned how their children liked the exhibition, but... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Spent an enjoyable afternoon at the museum. The purpose of the visit was to visit the Auschwitz Exhibit which was tastefully done in my opinion. It followed the story of two survivors who ended up living in Cincinnati. The exhibit runs through the end of May and is included in the $14.00 general admission fee . It took about 45... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I did not go through the main part of the museum, as I was there mainly to visit a special exhibit on the Auschwitz Concentration/Death Camp. A friend is a docent for this exhibit and he offered to give me a person tour. He offered to let others hear his background talk also and several people joined us for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Wow, is this place full of history. As you wind around the underground railroad portion of the museum, you learn all about the history behind slavery and all involved. Lots of displays to see. Very informative!! Also-there is an area dedicated to German concentration camps. Great place to visit if you love learning about significant historical events.

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