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“Incredible”

Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
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$75.00*
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African American Heritage Self-Guided Tour With Transportation
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$48.00*
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African American History Tour of Memphis - Overview Tour
Ranked #15 of 155 things to do in Memphis
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Owner description: Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this plantation, one of the stations of the Underground Railroad.
Tuscaloosa, AL
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Incredible”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Best 10 bucks I have spent in a long time. Staff is very knowledgeable and passionate about this history. Expect to spend about 2 hours there. You will never forget it. Great for all ages.

Visited May 2013
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Davidson, OK
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very Moving!”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

We had good directions or we might not have found it. A small house and small sign. Had to go in the back door. It was very interesting and informative. Two different tour guides took us through and gave different talks. This should be part of a required history course. This tour of an underground railroad house has stayed with me more than any other tour.

Visited March 2013
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Victoria, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Very well presented tour and the guides gave a wealth of information. Certainly gives an unprecedented visual on the safe houses used in the Underground Railroad. You can show up anytime during opening hours and the staff will have you join the tour in progress, then you can join the next one to catch anything you may have missed. Give yourself at least an hour. The time it takes seems to depend on who your guides are and how many people are in your group.

Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A hidden piece of history”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Great tour. I don't think I would have found this without hotel driver recommending it. Civil rights museum was closed so I asked him to take me somewhere else that was Memphis He gave me three ideas and I went here. A piece of history being kept current thru telling the story. Thanks for the tour and hospitality

Visited March 2013
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Memphis, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

This museum is, by its nature, tucked away from plain view. It is not big, nor does it have the bells and whistles the better known Memphis museums have. What it is, is unique and worth checking out. It isn't expensive, and it won't take more than an hour. But, you see the house that was a key node in the underground railway, and you learn some fascinating general facts about the railroad itself. Go if you can!

Visited October 2012
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