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Freedom Tower

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MDC Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) is Miami Dade College's flagship institution dedicated to the presentation and exhibition of visual art and design, housed within the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College in Downtown...more
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600 Biscayne Blvd, Freedom Tower, Miami, FL 33132-1802
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was fun because we got to go inside and outside for free me and my best friend enjoyed it so much.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was 10 years old when I arrived to the USA as an Orphan of war with the Catholic Church. My parents stayed in Cuba in Jail, for helping the resistance against Fidel Castro and its communist Regime. This is the first building we were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed April 10, 2019

Fascinating for the history of the Cuban immigration to United States throughout the 1900s. Also display Florida artifacts in history. Beautiful building with history of Cox family media.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

This building started life as the Federal Customs House due to Miami's position as one of the main ports in the Southeast. It was used during the 1950's and 1960's as a backdrop for the Florida East Coast Railroads streamline passenger trains from the Northeast...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Attended here on a Wednesday, only opens at 1pm, $12 entrance fee for an adult. Pretty building with a large part to play in the Cuban culture & history in Miami, unfortunately I feel as though it was lacking in this area, I feel as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

This building is so unique and it really stands out in downtown Miami. There is a museum in it but we didn't have the time to visit. I am sure the history of the Cuban arrivals is very interesting.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

A good explanation of how America reached out to the Cubans who were oppressed under the Castro regime. Interesting photos and feedback from that time. Separate historical exhibition of times long ago with many artefacts and documents.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dotcho
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This used to be the tallest building in Miami many decades ago and it was empty for many years. When the cuban boat lift ,in the 60s, the building was used to process all Cubans that were arriving escaping from Castro’s communism. It is now...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lilian D
Reviewed January 28, 2019

This is one of the first buildings you see when you park at the Bayside Marketplace parking lot and walk towards the Bayside. It is a beautiful museum and worth a visit if you are in this popular part of the city, right by the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

For sure the tower is a landmark wirh a strong history but technically and from an architectural perspective it is simply an overdecorated, historistic skyscraper from a time where Chicago showed how to build these.

Date of experience: January 2019
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August 13, 2016|
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Response from Brainchick1 | Reviewed this property |
We took Uber which was definitely the way to move around there in Miami And between 4-8 uber is $3.00 pool from anywhere in Miami to any where in Miami Just though I tell u about that
August 13, 2016|
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Response from blujay_68 | Property representative |
The Freedom Tower, Museum of Art and Design, Kislak Center and Cuban Legacy Gallery are now open to the public after extensive renovations to the Tower. Our phone number is 305-237-7700, email is museum@mdc.edu
August 7, 2016|
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Response from blujay_68 | Property representative |
The Tower now charges admission for four museum attractions. Admission: $12 general, $8 senior and military, $5 students, children under 12 enter free. MDC students, faculty and staff enter free. Ticketed events vary in... More