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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
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50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3413
Central Business District
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+1 513-333-7500
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are great exhibits about the history of the Underground Railroad but also an overview of modern day slavery. This place is an intersection of a troubling history with a tragic modern day reality.

Thank Marla M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well done exhibits that tell an important story in our nation's history. Great for elementary, teenagers and families.

Thank highmpgscoot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely presented history of the Underground Railroad and a good overview of African slavery in the Americas. We were disappointed that the museum didn't open until 11AM, as that limited our time there. We spent two hours, but could have easily done three. The films...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is very well done. It gives a good background on the history of slavery, on the underground railroad, on abolition, and on emancipation. But what was even more profound for me was the section on modern day slavery ... indentured servitude, child soldiers,...More

Thank InnTravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While attending the attraction. I ran into a very nice lady. During the Mandela exhibit. It was very touching. Brought me to tears. The Rosa Parks experience as well. Its a great place to learn about our history. A great place for the whole family....More

Thank Thaydra C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is incredibly well done, with powerful narratives and artifacts on display that walk you through the history of slavery in America, and the way people fought and resisted it. The most incredible part of the museum is the slave pen on the second...More

Thank Parabola
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a fun visit to Cincinnati with oldest daughter full of enjoyable things, this was a sobering stop to consider Cincinnati's important role in the history of the Underground Railroad, as thousands of slaves escaped to freedom by crossing the Ohio River from the southern...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When my friends and family suggested this for afternoon entertainment, I was not happy. Begrudgingly I went with them. Boy was I wrong. I would have enjoyed staying yet another hour or two. Be sure to visit all the theaters and short movies. And don't...More

Thank Marian Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday afternoon to do some touristy things before an evening wedding. We decided to check out this museum and were glad that we did. It was quite an eye-opening experience - both thr historic and modern-day exhibits. Definitely a must to...More

Thank TheCalkins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was glad my daughter was able to join me for the last day of the Mandala exhibit. I had attended a dinner and a premier of a documentary at the Freedom Center several years ago but had not visited to take in the exhibits....More

Thank Gwen W
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TTTworldtraveler
13 September 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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1 June 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
3 April 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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