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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 #13 of 63 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the...
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Type: History Museums, Cultural
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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Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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122 reviews 122 reviews
39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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New Albany, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

First- I would like to say the few who said this Attraction was terrible simply do not understand Humanity! Second -I want to recommend to those going take earbuds/headphones for your smartphone. The interactive audio tour is half the experience. I dare you to stand in the slave pen and listen to the person talking to you about being a... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you like American History, then this place needs to be on your bucket list. The need for the Underground Railroad is certainly heart-wrenching, but, when you simply read about it in history class, it is often an after thought, if mentioned at all. Going here really brought home how much the slaves yearned for freedom, just as others do,... More 

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