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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Address: 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
Phone Number: 513 333 7500
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Ranked #12 of 64 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place is way to expensive. You can't take a family there without spending 100.00. The African American families only seem to go when there is a free day.

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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We loved this museum. The displays and videos were very interesting and educational. I would recommend it to anyone with children ages 3rd grade and up.

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Utah
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

As one of the historical stops on the Underground railroad is was awesome to learn from the collections in the museum. Price was a bit steep, and some exhibits were out of order (the movie did not work). The correlation with the architecture of the museum and the Newport bridge was really cool.

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Wilmington, Ohio
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30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

What a great and breathtaking experience! this is the bast was to teach your kids about the past! this is one of the place that give you the experience of the underground railroad and helps you adn your children what really when on. this is a muct see

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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40 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

I can't think of another museum in the US that is devoted to the history of slavery, abolition and the Underground Railroad. The history of slavery portion was somewhat repetitive and also covered a lot of Civil War history, but there was some new information of great interest. The slave trading house was memorable. We really enjoyed the video introduced... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My husband and I went to this museum with our 13-year-old granddaughter and stayed three hours! We never stay that long in museums, so all three of us were very surprised. They had several movies which really helped us get a feel for the danger and horrors enslaved people and those who helped them faced. I never realized that so... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is one well-done museum on freedom. Don't forget to visit a rare piece of the Berlin Wall out in front of the museum. I highly recommend the scavenger hunt available at the front desk for no charge ~ you will note and learn so many more details of the museum. Plan to spend a good morning or afternoon. And... More 

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Millersport, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It starts with slavery at its very beginnings and travels all the way thru till modern day trafficking. My only complaint is the organization of the museum.... It would have been nicer to start at the beginning and travel thru in order. We were told to start on the second floor at the cabin, we did that floor , then... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was a great museum with so much information. It really is a must when in Cincinnati. The museum covered slavery, the civil war, and about present day human trafficking. The exhibits were very well done and provided a wealth of information. Everyone needs to be aware of past and present day slavery. You could spend many hours in the... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

...made me very sad that slavery was a bad part of our history. Spend enough time to see everything. Three hours should do it well. We only had an hour and didn't get to the top floor. Would very much like to go back.

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