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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3413
+1 513-333-7500
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Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation's newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3413
Central Business District
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're in Cincinnati, you must go to this museum. It details the fascinating and important history of Cincy in the Civil War - very well done!

Thank Genevieve P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent over 3 hours here and this a wonderful resource for learning more about the people who helped slaves escape.

Thank Ellie B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great historical museum that really shows the impact and influence of slavery on the US and all parts of word. Focuses primarily on slavery in the US, but also showcases exhibits on slavery around the world--from political to sex trafficking. Powerful. The...More

Thank Bryan G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

These exhibits are almost too much to bear. Two full floors require at least two hours to see, but even then I left feeling as though I only scratched the surface of the suffering of millions of people. When I learned that American slaves were...More

Thank jrbeebe
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum is a great place to spend a few hours while visiting Cincinnati. There is much information about the development and spread of slavery in North America. This is an excellent history lesson for all.

Thank cvaccaro58
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Straight to the point, awesome museum, very endowed in the history of the plight of Africans in America dating all the way back to slavery times. There is an actual slave cabin from Kentucky and all sorts of artifacts to see and experience. We took...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very educational. Tells the grim history of the American system of slavery. Ties in very nicely with the local history of Ohio. A good place to introduce grammar school children to the concepts of slavery and bigotry/rascism. Not an easy subject, but handled well by...More

Thank Kendra F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place to visit. I came here on a field trip with our 3rd grade students. The kids really enjoyed it as well. I loved learning about even more things that I didn't know about.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s embarrassing, but the Freedom Center has been open for 15 years and we had never visited. (And I now know several people who have never been.) Experiencing it gives you a sense of amazement of what people endured, and the cruelty people can inflict...More

Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of slavery in the US is presented primarily on story boards with some interactive and video to complement. It takes about 2 plus hours to walk through the exhibit areas and read all the information. Especially eye opening is the area on present...More

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TTTworldtraveler
September 13, 2017|
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Response from Dianne E | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Absolutely! They are all in the same proximity.
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June 1, 2017|
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Response from FlaBikerBob | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely! There are numerous videos in addition to the displays.
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bratlyn98
April 2, 2017|
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Response from harley0215 | Reviewed this property |
A minimum of 3 hours, more time would be better. There is so much to see and read about, I highly recommend it.
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