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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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Address: 826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107-2302
Phone Number: 901-527-3427
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Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this...

Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this plantation, one of the stations of the Underground Railroad.

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Great place to go and learn about the underground railroad and more history about the slaves. The things they went through and how they were helped by different people to get to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Eddie R
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to go and learn about the underground railroad and more history about the slaves. The things they went through and how they were helped by different people to get to the north to freedom. Great tour of the house.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an amazing house that is full of secrets. The tour guild was so full of history. I could listen to her stories all day. The stuff in the house reminded me of my grandma home. It made me very emotional listening to her telling the history of the slave journey.

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Thank Ambassador1122
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the highlight of my trip. I got a taxi there alone, nervous as reviews had mentioned it was in a bad part of town. The taxi driver waited for me outside as we were early and talked to me about the area. Once it opened it was just me and an old couple and the tour guide. I... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really wanted to come see this museum....upon entering we asked if there were military discounts and immediately NO! They never inquired if we qualified for senior discounts....Both tour guides talked so fast we could barely understood them. Also, we were rushed from one room to the next; never discussing the front room/parlor. My husband wanted to read more about... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone recommended this museum to me and I am so glad he did. Now I am highly recommending that it go on the top of any visitors' list to Memphis.The history of the house and how the underground railroad worked is fascinating. The feeling you get on entering the underground space of the home and seeing what slaves continued to... More 

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Thank Barbara M
Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum came as a surprise not only because of its very ordinary, somewhat rundown exterior but because of the incredible wealth of history contained in its small interior. I thought I knew a great deal about slavery, it's inception in this country and its effects but I was stunned by things I did not know and by how much... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm thinking about how to accurately describe my visit. I don't really know how to summarize my visit. This is a terrible part of American history that I really don't like revisiting. I was on a city wide tour and this was one of the stops. I couldn't help but to think about the people who ran away and stayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This visit was amazing the staff is so knowledge nice and professional. I had no idea there was so much history addressing the underground railroad. My children are teenagers and they both said they enjoy the experience. This is a must see in Memphis for sure. I wish I could bring a bus load of young adults to vist the... More 

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Collierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my son on a visit and was very surprised at the history there. It was a great place to visit and explore the time during the Underground Railroad and the docents were very knowledgeable. It was a great experience and I highly recommend a visit!!

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought I knew a lot about slavery in America, but I learned so much more here. The tour guides were fantastic and very knowledgeable. I enjoyed the small gift shop. They had a bunch of good books as well for those interested in learning more.

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