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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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Address: 826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107-2302
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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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VERY informative

Absolutely wonderful. Very historic and the tour guides were very passionate and informative. Small space so hearing the guides was without a problem. economical as well. Gave... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2016
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Memphis, Tennessee
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Absolutely wonderful. Very historic and the tour guides were very passionate and informative. Small space so hearing the guides was without a problem. economical as well. Gave me chills and a way new perspective on the slave industry.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016

My favorite tour in Memphis. If you know the history of the Underground Railroad and a bit about slave times this will make you feel how it must of been. Only a small house but they had a hiding place under the house and would sneak slaves to the Mississippi river for hopes of a better life. I sat in... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016

What an amazing place - Slave Haven is a very small house just a 5 minute drive from the city center. Tours are given when you arrive - they last approximately 45 minutes. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable - I learned more about the slave trade and Underground railroad in that 45 minutes than I ever did in school.....a must... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2016

I had read the reviews about this place before I visited it. I agree with others that the tour is informative and interesting. I went with my kids, ages 12, 13 and 15. The house is small on the outside and looks like a regular older, smaller home but there is a sign out in the front with the name... More 

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Irmo, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Small home just a mile or two from the common attractions of Memphis, but worth the find! The tour guides did an excellent job handling the large group (we arrived with a large tour group) with a tag team approach so that we did not miss anything and could hear all that was being said. This was very educational and... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016

I was so taken by this tour that I've gone back twice. If you know the history of the Underground Railroad and the sneaking of slaves from the small hole under the house you will love this. The tour people are very passionate about the history and tell an amazing story. If it doesn't bring a tear to your eye... More 

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Homewood, Illinois
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Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

It's a small home but full of historic information. You'll think it would be a 10 min tour but the tour guide was extremely informative and took you on a journey of not only the middle passage but also slavery here in America. Plus she gave info of slavery and the journey to freedom localized to Memphis. We were there... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016

Small historic site. Home of an abolitionist part of the under ground rail road. Full of history and knowledge. Staff is incredible and will explain things thoroughly

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016

You feel the authenticity as you walk up to the front door of the house. The tour guide was excellent, as you were taken to each room, telling the story of slavery and the role the house played as a slave safe house to help slaves seek their freedom. Going to the basement, you could only image what was going... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

My family & I tour a lot of historical homes & sites and I have to say that while this is probably the poorest funded (which is a statement in itself), it might be the most moving place I have been. The discussion on the capture and transport of slaves and the trade of slaves in the US is educational... More 

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