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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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Some really great exhibits there that get you thinking about history and our world today in meaningful ways.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Some really great exhibits there that get you thinking about history and our world today in meaningful ways.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a real gem! Modern. Well laid out. Super informative. This is a treasure, not only for Cincinnati, but for our nation. We came here to spend some time before seeing a Reds game next door. Unfortunately, we had to rush through the last part of the museum to get to the start of the game. Suggestion: Plan for... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Hard to decide whether to be happy or sad with all the information made available. This history is very well presented and annotated with historic items, photographs, maps and narrative depictions. We were lucky enough to see the Emancipation Proclamation which was present during our visit. It takes at least two hours to make your way through all the presentations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

what a treat to see an original copy of this document. so many exhibits, so much to see. slave pen gave me chills. i will be back!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I was in Cincinnati for the first time in my life, this was not something I intended to do, but it was next to the river and the stadium and I was in the area, so I went there for around 4 hours and I am glad I did. I thought the museum was about slavery and the war, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This museum offers the most comprehensive information on slavery, starting from the 1600's in the West Indies - through early America, revolutionary America and post Civil War. We had been to many museums, both civil rights and civil war and we were very interested in learning about the Underground Railroad. This museum not only provided an excellent portrayal on the... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Brings to the forefront that this is a museum for those who are caught in all kinds of slavery. Not just the African Americans, but people all over the world. Explains some of what they go thru and why slavery is not a good thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

If you're in town, you must visit this museum. It’s full of wonderful information and exhibitions. You will not leave the same way you entered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

An excellent detailed overview of the arduous path from slavery to freedom. It is a very touching and moving exhibition.

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Lilburn, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The story of slavery - past and present - told well and with sensitivity. Take time to go, you won't be disappointed.

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Address: 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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