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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107-2302
+1 901-527-3427
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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
+1 901-527-3427
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

I have traveled all over the world and I can honestly tell you this was the most discourteous I have ever been treated. My wife and I arrived at the Museum at 1:25 for the tour and was told we couldn't join the existing tour...More

3  Thank StevenRemer
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

We hadn't originally planned on visiting the Safe Haven when we first came down to Memphis, but we are so glad that we discovered it and spent the time there. The tour guides could not have been friendlier or more knowledgeable about the history of...More

2  Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Unfortunately, our experience was not a good one. We arrived just before 1.00pm, hoping to get the tour starting at 1.00pm (they say their tours start every hour, on the hour). When we arrived, we were told that the next tour would start at 2.00pm,...More

3  Thank HappyGirl214
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

With two tour guides and multiple rooms to visit (including the cellar where the slaves were hid), this small house includes an extensive tour which moves clockwise around the house and can be joined and left at any time. Some of the items shown are...More

1  Thank katiekat0520
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Equal in its importance as the Civil Rights Museum. Gives a mere glimpse into the lives of slaves, the inherent racism in marketing (up through the 1980s & 90s), and some of the efforts made toward freedom. Can see the tunnel and basement used as...More

Thank LHelker
Reviewed April 7, 2017

This is a little bit off the beaten path. I visited a number of civil rights museums while visiting Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, Birmingham, Memphis and Nashville. All were excellent, but this one was unique and excellent. It is by far the smallest of the museums...More

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed April 7, 2017

Even though it's in the middle of no where Slave Haven was one of my favorite places to visit while vacationing in Memphis, Seeing where slaves was once hiding out was shocking. I learned a lot about history that i never knew. A must see...More

Thank DTBishop
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend!! The tour guides were terrific and informative. It gave you a look into the lives of those who wanted to help those who wanted their freedom.

Thank cka3315
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

My daughter came to visit. She found this museum and we thought it might be interesting. We input the address into the Garmin and off we went. In a neighborhood we were unfamiliar with we found the Slave Haven museum, and a haven it is....More

1  Thank Judy S
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

This appears very small but was an incredible tour and museum. Packed with lots of interesting history from the capture and transport of slaves to modern day depictions of African Americans in the media. Great tour guides and a fascinating visit.

Thank Debbie B
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October 1, 2017|
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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.
April 16, 2017|
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Response from LHelker | Reviewed this property |
I'm really surprised to see this question. We didn't experience any rudeness whatsoever. They were short-handed the day we were there, and the register's computer wasn't working right - either of which would make me cranky... More
Hailey H
October 6, 2016|
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Response from Kaytrana W | Reviewed this property |
a very small gift shop.