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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum

The people who found and manage this museum need to be commended for telling an important story... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KimTN
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Johnson City, Tennessee
Interesting and in-depth tour about the Underground Railroad and slavery

This museum was well worth the visit. We had a very knowlegeable tour guide and learned a lot about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JoyP101
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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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826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107-2302
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people who found and manage this museum need to be commended for telling an important story. The story of the African American in the United States is not told enough, and those who are telling it sometimes lack the resources to build a large,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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AlanaT219, Manager at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum was well worth the visit. We had a very knowlegeable tour guide and learned a lot about slavery and the Underground Railroad as well as about the Burkle Family, who owned the home and helped slaves escape to the north.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JoyP101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must-visit in Memphis. My favorite part was learning about the code embedded in spirituals and quilts that guided slaves to freedom. The guide has a deep knowledge of the topic and sings Swing Low Sweet Chariot beautifully. You will feel moved.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. Small but extremely informative. Our docent was amazing and a wonderful amount of history. A must see.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

This was an unexpected gem. It appears small and unassuming from the outside, but once you walk into those doors, you realize this will be an experience like no other. The docents are full of information beyond anything I learned in school. The docents illustrated...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Went to visit this museum and the person who runs it is passionate about it, she takes the time to walk you through history and answers all the questions. Not a super huge museum, but a place to visit and understand a little more about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JChasco
Reviewed November 15, 2018

To see in person what many experienced to gain freedom. From the host who took risks to those who would go through much to gain freedom. To stand in the cellar where many waited until they could cross the Mississippi River. Tour guide did well...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LandeHoo
Reviewed November 9, 2018

I don't understand why this museum is not at the top of the list of places to visit in Memphis. More than likely it is because it is small and somewhat out of the way. This home was one of the homes on the underground...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed November 3, 2018

We recommend a visit to this home that has a fascinating history as a place where slaves could hide while escaping slavery. Our guide was highly informed, sharing history of the house and the area. The entire tour took an hour or so. There are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AlanaT219, Manager at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

We thank you very kindly!

Reviewed November 1, 2018

The history of the house is profound. You can feel the presence of those that passed through. The tour guide - Aisha Rashun - was superb. Her storytelling talent brought the history from Africa to the present day alive. We are so grateful for her...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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erclerk
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Response from Drunken_Sherpa | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $12 for adults. We were with a school trip. For the history it was worth it.
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Yes! I would definitely recommend it for children!
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