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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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Quality Place but Plan at least 1/2 Day

Such a horrible time in U.S. and world history but so well told at the Freedom Center! There is so much information to read and view that you should plan at least for a half day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Such a horrible time in U.S. and world history but so well told at the Freedom Center! There is so much information to read and view that you should plan at least for a half day to visit. You would miss out on so much if you spent only an hour or so at the Center. I don't recommend taking... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Since Cincinnati was an important stop on the Underground this museum is appropriate and illuminating. Slavery was long ago but I am of the belief that if you forget your history you would be doomed to repeat it. This museum will not allow you to forget, it immerses you in the lives and troubles of the slaves and their escapes.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We are local Cincinnati residents and for one reason or another, just kept putting off going to this GREAT center. It is wonderful, beautiful building, helpful and informed staff. We enjoyed so much we upgraded and purchased annual passes. You can not do this center thoroughly in one day.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful building. The exhibits are well laid out and very informative. There are several videos that help to tell the story. As one other reviewer mentioned, there is not much in the way of artifacts. The exhibits are more geared to telling the story through words and pictures. Personally I think that is a much better way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Everyone should be reminded and better informed about the important achievements and missions of the Underground Railroad. Since I was on a baseball trip when I attended, I was gratified that a current exhibit included "Diversity in Baseball." Very good gift shop, even if you don't have time for the full tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Shortly after we paid admission, a volunteer tour guide came up to us and asked if we would like a guided tour of the facility. We joined a small group who was led by this knowledgeable gentleman. It was a great decision. He told us stories and anecdotes about the Civil War and the Underground Rail Road. Our grandkids (ages... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We spent part of a day here - learned a great deal. The center is beautiful and I hope people visit to learn an important part of history!

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DeWitt, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very thought provoking and informative, the Freedom Center is a well-kept secret. We were fortunate to view the traveling Emancipation Proclamation display when we visited. We spent nearly three hours at the center, which also has an amazing view of the riverfront from its third floor deck.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

While there is a lot of information in this museum and the building itself is spacious and beautiful. However, the museum does not really have a lot of actual artifacts. It also presents the information from a particular perspective rather than primarily being objective in presentation of facts. When I went there was an exhibit on Diversity in Baseball and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It was hard to get through this exhibit, but I recommend it completely. Everyone needs to see this, as it will help understand the current state of our country's race relations.

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Additional Information about National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Address: 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513 333 7500
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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