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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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Address: 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3413
Phone Number: +1 513-333-7500
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Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom...

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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I am a high school history teacher. I have studied world-wide slavery, British Colonial Slavery, and the Post Civil War spread of African American Culture. This place is a... read more

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Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a high school history teacher. I have studied world-wide slavery, British Colonial Slavery, and the Post Civil War spread of African American Culture. This place is a "must see" for anyone wishing to teach this subject. From exhibits to films and resource materials this is a superb resource for and teacher and would make a wonderful field trip.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Freedom Center on a Saturday; there were other visitors but it was not crowded or overwhelming. We were encouraged by staff to start at the top floor and did. There was so much information but no rhyme or reason to the layout and exhibits were hard to follow. There were very few instructions / guidelines and so... More 

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Webster, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's really unfortunate that the National Park system did not obtain this location. The building is modern and impressive. The virtual reality Rosa Parks experience is powerful and the exhibits are well done. The historical perspective of slavery is informative; however, the 2nd floor regarding modern forms of slavery (child labor, sex trade, human trafficking, etc.) was absolutely powerful. My... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibition was excellent and provided a great insight into the issue of modern slavery, much of which people are somewhat unaware of. There are other exhibitions in the Center both permanent and temporary. The Center itself is much more impressive inside than outside. And creates a beautiful and calming setting for an unsettling topic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We weren't sure how much time we'd need for the museum - ended up spending 4 hours. Lots to see and learn. Great 20 minute film dramatizing an escape through the Underground Railroad. Also good exhibit on modern day slavery. Was surprised that the Underground Railroad accounted for a small percentage of the displays. Highly recommend this.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a must to visit! Great exhibits and very informative. We paid the extra money to do the Rosa Parks experience. While it was very short it was well worth the money! Highly recommend.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A great museum to help understand the slave culture of early America and how the United States finally ended slavery. This is more than just an explanation of the Underground Railway. Plus it talks about institutions in the world that still foster what amounts to slavery today!

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Very interesting museum. The section on modern day slavery was unexpected but I think that it's right to point out that slavery around the world is still with us and in many forms. However I did feel that some of the information on modern day slavery was perhaps being a bit over simplified. I would have liked to known more... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The museum in interesting and well laid out. We had no difficulty going through most of the exhibits on our own. There was a theater experience narrated by Oprah Winfrey, and no one on hand to explain what to do... so after the initial movie was over, and the movie had hinted there was more to come, we just sat... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We drove to Cincinnati to go to this museum. It was a nice, sunny day to enjoy this attraction. We paid for admission into the museum itself and an extra $5 for the Rosa Parks virtual experience. That part was a rip off. It was less than 3 minutes. You sit in a chair with goggles and headphones and watch... More 

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