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“A hidden piece of history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
826 N Second St, Memphis, TN 38107
901-527-3427
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Ranked #14 of 172 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this plantation, one of the stations of the Underground Railroad.
Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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“A hidden piece of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Great tour. I don't think I would have found this without hotel driver recommending it. Civil rights museum was closed so I asked him to take me somewhere else that was Memphis He gave me three ideas and I went here. A piece of history being kept current thru telling the story. Thanks for the tour and hospitality

Visited March 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This museum is, by its nature, tucked away from plain view. It is not big, nor does it have the bells and whistles the better known Memphis museums have. What it is, is unique and worth checking out. It isn't expensive, and it won't take more than an hour. But, you see the house that was a key node in the underground railway, and you learn some fascinating general facts about the railroad itself. Go if you can!

Visited October 2012
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Fargo, North Dakota
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“Worth the effort to find this!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This was really worth the many blocks we walked from the trolley terminal to get there. Our guide was so good and pleasant. She helped us go through this museum in the best sequence and answered all our questions.. This was a wonderful piece of Memphis history to see.

Visited March 2013
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Millbrook, Alabama
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“Interesting site”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Before visiting Memphis, I had never heard of this site. However, I'm glad that we did include it during our mini-vacay. Interesting history and excellent docents that provided very knowledgeable narratives of the home and general slave history.

The location is easy to overlook when driving around searching for it, but watch for the large magnolia tree in front.

Visited December 2012
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Memphis, TN
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“Don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

You have to search for this small house located on the outskirts of the city but it is well worth the trip. It was a former farm and the German farmer used it as a hiding place for escaped slaves. Not fancy but true. Good print materials available.

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