National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
4.5
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Michelle H
9 contributions
Whole family enjoyed
Jul 2021
Knowing history current and past is critical and this museum did a good job. The interactive computer quizzes kept my tween engaged in the history too.
Written October 16, 2021
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CHKV
Clifton Park, NY44 contributions
Great visit
Sep 2021
This place has really great exhibits and much to read. We spent about 2.5 hours but you could spend almost a whole day there.
Written October 1, 2021
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Roysgirl2014
Minneapolis, MN65 contributions
Fantastic Museum
Aug 2021
This was one of the reasons we visited this area, and the museum did not disappoint. I wonder, though, if more attention could have been paid to the actual Underground Railroad, rather than trying to make sense of the whole experience. . .
Written September 29, 2021
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AndreaUbok
Florida2,650 contributions
Very. Well done
Sep 2021 • Friends
We got here when they opened at 10 and spent 2 hours. Admission was $15, there was a large gift shop, educational center as well as bathrooms on every level.

The museum presented fabulous settings. & music that moved us from each exhibit. The museum utilized first person narratives that took us through their lives & experiences.

We started at a slave ship & moved to plantations. Besides art, photographs, films & settings there were artifacts. We went inside slave cells. We understood the decisions made before taking the Underground Railroad. We saw & heard Pres. Lincoln’s 2 inaugural addresses, emancipation proclamation & 3 freedom amendments.

There was an exhibit about modern day slavery that touched on tough subjects in sensitive first person accounts. On the terrace we admired the Eternal Flame @ view. We ended with a program about biases. The posters got the point across, but I didn’t see value in the computer survey.
Written September 29, 2021
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KnitsbyConnie
MA388 contributions
Great and Informative Musuem, Easy to get around.
Sep 2021
Very well laid out museum. Easy to get around.
3 floors of information, displays and artifacts and interactive areas.
The front desk staff helpful with telling you suggested starting points and paths.
Good reminders about wearing your masks were helpful and appreciated.
I felt safe.
Suggestion is the gift shop should have a better collection of magnets. I collect them was was sorry to not have a couple of interesting magnets to select from to purchase as a remembrance from my visit.
Written September 20, 2021
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Tamba5
New England206 contributions
An Important story and museum
Aug 2021
I think this is the type of museum you can visit again and again and learn something new each time.

The staff was very helpful. The exhibits were powerful! The signage was a bit too wordy. I noticed most people just walking passed longer worded signage. Due to Covid the museum has set up alternative options (foot pedals)
on some interactive element.

The gift shop was a bit uninspired.

All in all, you should visit.
Written August 8, 2021
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Doublej317
Indianapolis, IN30 contributions
Family visit
Jul 2021 • Couples
Good place to see the history of the underground railroad. Startbon 3rd floor which has the most info and details so don't feel rushed to go to floor 2. Definitely enjoyed the experience
Written July 25, 2021
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Momof3boyss
Anderson, AL68 contributions
Layout is confusing
Jul 2021 • Family
To be fair they give you a Map at the beginning of the tour. We chose self guided not sure if guided would have been extra. Anyway you start at the 3rd floor and work your way down. The entire layout could have been easier to follow with signs or visible numbers on the areas to go to next. Everything was spread of too far with no real timeline theme.
Honestly I was so excited to go to this museum to learn more about history and was completely bored out of my mind.
Masks are mandatory btw.
Written July 24, 2021
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bluegrassmom3
Owensboro, KY394 contributions
Interesting museum
Jun 2021
I loved this museum and the stories it told. I found the exhibits a bit overwhelming and disjointed. Bur seeing the slave quarters was worth the trip as it will always stay with me.
Written July 21, 2021
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Lisa T
4 contributions
Superior museum with films and exhibits
Jul 2021
A must see for the history of the Underground Railroad. Very well done. Each floor was better than the previous one.
Written July 12, 2021
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