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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 #17 of 87 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I visited the "Freedom Center" for the first time this past weekend. My primary reason for visiting the Center was for their genealogy library, but I'll get to that in a minute. Impressions on the museum: I thought it was well appointed, but not well designed. Trying to figure out where to start and where to go was a little... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Every American should visit this museum. It is a heavy, but important, experience. It's a very powerful museum. The exhibits were excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It's a nice museum that serves a great purpose to end slavery. You know the history of underground railroad and those who risked their everything to help slaves escape.

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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Freedom Center is very powerful. The exhibits are interesting and important. There are films that should be watched. Allow plenty of time to spend in the museum. The building is very impressive. There are great views of the bridge from the museum. The gift shop is terrific. The Freedom Center was an easy walk from our hotel and many... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Unfortunately when we stopped at the museum we didn't realize the scope of it and didn't allow enough time to explore it fully. Don't make the same mistake. As much as we thought we knew about slavery in America, we just found out how little we know. Several films bring the stories to life and the exhibits are well done.... More

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Santa Maria, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were here in a beautiful summer day and yet most of the inside of the building was freezing cold. The slave pen was interesting and I started the tour by listening to many of the narrations on my ioad. They are well done and might have been a great introduction before I went. I couldn't stand at each exhibit... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been to this center five times in the last six And yet I continue to learn new things with each visit, and am in awe of the effort and heart that has gone into creating this amazing place.This should not just be a "stop over," but rather a destination in itself. The conjured portrait of slavery, as a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A really unusual museum that documents the fight and movement towards freedom for African Americans. Worth a visit for surre.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The museum is full of interesting, interactive exhibits. Please take time to watch the films. They enhance the experience tremendously.

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's an important Museum about the history of slave time. I recommend it. I love the movie showing the long undergroud railroad the Africans Americans from KY have done to reach the Freedom

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