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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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I really appreciate the genealogy library, so glad the lady on the elevator told us to make sure we stop by before leaving. Very educational enjoyed the runaway mostly and wished... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I really appreciate the genealogy library, so glad the lady on the elevator told us to make sure we stop by before leaving. Very educational enjoyed the runaway mostly and wished I could have spent more time in that area on the 2nd floor and on the 3rd floor, but my family got hungry and wanted to leave. If you... More 

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Loved the museum. I learned a lot. A bit expensive after you already paid for parking. Start on the third floor because the entire museum takes like 3-4 hours. The first floor is the history of slavery, Holocaust, slavery today. The second floor is basically two theaters. We didn't get to this do to time. There is a lot of... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great experience and we'll worth the visit. Would encourage everyone to visit and see while they are visiting Cincinnati.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Having 3 small children ages 6, 8 & 10 at the time of our visit from Kansas City, MO, we weren't sure how our trip to this museum would pan out. To our surprise, the kids enjoyed it and were very interested in all the activities. It helped that in their school they had discussed some of the topics featured.... More 

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Petersburg, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully taken care of museum. Have to read a lot in the exhibits, so children may tend to be unimpressed. They have a special Auschwitz exhibit right now which is wonderful. Plenty of mini videos and artifacts explaining the history. If you are into history, a must see in Cincinatti.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've been there in April 2014, with my friends, I liked the place a lot, it has so many fun things that talk about peace, in an educational and fun way at the same time, when you get there, make sure to get a guide to help with everything you need, cause it ain't a small place!, certainly one of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There is some interactivity and I think it would be good for school groups. As two adults it was a bit boring for us. The most interesting part was the slavery of today in the separate area. That was jarring and eye-opening.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

An amazing place. Really makes you think about the lengths people have had to go to for their freedom. Highly recommended for families.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great, manageable, museum. It is an eye opener into the history of slavery but more than that it leads into modern day slavery and human trafficking. A must see for locals and visitors.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Excellent museum about the history of slavery, the underground railroad, and the long battle for freedom. Beautifully done and scholarly displays. Good video presentations as well.

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