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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107-2302
+1 901-527-3427
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African American Heritage Self-Guided Tour With Transportation
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107-2302
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"underground railroad"
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Reviewed today

Not far from downtown Memphis lies this gem of a museum. This is the sort of house and its story that is lucky to have not been torn down and lost in the name of progress. What makes this such a unique place and worth...More

Thank Corey A
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Reviewed today via mobile

The museum is set up in a guided tour and you jump into wherever the tour is when you arrive. It is small and there aren’t many staff, so we had to wait at times for our tour guide to check in new people to...More

Thank Amanda R
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the Slave Haven home Saturday, June 23, 2018. This is a “must see.” When you pull up to the house you might be thinking, “Is this it” however once you purchase your ticket and the tour begins, your going to be taken back...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the museum on 6/5/18. Informative guides! Really gave a detailed description about the residents of this stop on the Underground Railroad, with plenty of artifacts. Highly recommended.

1  Thank WorldwideTee
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fabulous, informative, and eye opening. Taylor our guide gave an excellent tour. I will definitely be back with my children. It's a history that is not taught in school.

1  Thank Diane B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an interesting museum, so many fascinating artifacts, the tour guide was amazing and so knowledgeable. A great place used to help slaves escape, would highly recommend this place.

1  Thank bRiAnA847780
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didnt know much about this before I went but do now! A fascinating insight to the underground movement to help free slaves. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Londongal_10
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to this museum and the experience was unforgettable. Our tour guide (all tours are guided) was wonderful and we both learned so much. It can be cramped when there are a lot of people but it was definitely not something...More

3  Thank kauffmanjc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thought tour would be about underground railroad for slaves, however, it was what happened before getting to RR. The experiences which occurred to get them to freedom. Interesting tour. Narrator was interesting & knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone who is interested in slave history.

Thank 161carolep
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Alana T, Manager at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and thank you for coming!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Slave Haven Museum on a Monday morning for the first tour of the day. Unfortunately the guide was more than 15 minutes late but was very apologetic when she arrived. The tour is very interesting with lots of information. I...More

1  Thank Ladyhawk217230
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Alana T, Manager at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yes, both of my guides called in at the last minute but we got everything on track quickly. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Kzooband
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Nathan H | Reviewed this property |
What is their age? My five year old went and did well. You know your children best. We have discussions of slavery in my house often, so nothing is new to my children. It’s just being able to see more artifacts and hear more... More
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Response from sharonbA5844AT | Reviewed this property |
They said to allow 90 minutes. However, with several groups or a large number of people I would allow 2 hours.
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