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Greg was amazing with his tour. Wow the history learned today. I am so thankful for this tour, and the history regarding slavery and escaping slavery. . This tour is for the entire family. No pictures allowed inside. Tour is a must!
This was a humbling experience. First please let me say that the tour guides that narrate this journey through the African American struggle that began so long ago were nothing short of remarkable. When the gentleman broke out into song and shared the messages captured...More
This small museum packs a powerful punch. The guides painted a vivid picture for us and took us on an emotional yet informative journey.
I would highly recommend this to adults and children (probably aged 8 or 9 and up).
We were not sure what to expect, but the tour guides really described vividly and in great, clearly well-researched detail, the early history of the Atlantic Slave Trade, the Underground Railroad, and the role that the Burkle Estate played in it. It was a very...More
It was a bit disorganized getting the tickets and waiting for the start of the tour. I gathered they were under staffed this particular day from comments made. The house is small, but the stories shared were worth the price of admission. I liked that...More
This small, worn home was the highlight of our tours in Memphis. (Civil Rights Museum and Sun Studios were great too.) Everyone who visits Memphis should make it the top of their must-see list!
Our tour guide engaged us and the young students in our...More
We took our 9 year old granddaughter to Memphis for the weekend and this was our first place to go. ... It is so well worth it. It was so educational to us grandparents as well as our granddaughter... The ladies that gave the tour...More
Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Ed M
AlanaT219, Manager at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019
Ha, I remember hearing the siren coming from the hallway.
Very happy you were pleased with our Museum.
For anyone interested in the history of the Underground Railroad, this is a must see. The original house has been preserved, along with the trap door and the basement where those fleeing stayed, sometimes for several weeks before escaping. The tour guides provide lots of...More