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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center explores the topics of slavery, inequality, and freedom, paying particular attention to the history of slavery in the United States and the role of the Underground Railroad. The center sits on the banks of the Ohio River, which thousands of slaves crossed as they fled the slave states of the South for the relative safety of Ohio during the 19th century. Take in the impressive collection of items, multimedia exhibits, and personal stories relating to slavery, the civil rights movement, and contemporary freedom struggles. You can go inside one of the premier artifacts here: a restored slave pen built in 1839. Note that the center has no snack or drink facilities, so bring your own if you are planning a long visit. Use our Cincinnati trip itinerary planner to add National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and other attractions to your Cincinnati vacation plans.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center reviews
Inspiring stories of people helping people during unimaginable adversity. Expect to spend at 2-4 hours exploring and learning. Enjoy the view of the river midway. The staff are very friendly and...
Inspiring stories of people helping people during unimaginable adversity. Expect to spend at 2-4 hours exploring and learning. Enjoy the view of the river midway. The staff are very friendly and... more »
My school's AP English classes visited the Underground Railroad Museum in early March. The museum is well done and provides great information. I especially enjoyed the videos shown in the museum's...
My school's AP English classes visited the Underground Railroad Museum in early March. The museum is well done and provides great information. I especially enjoyed the videos shown in the museum's... more »
We brought a church group down from Gahanna, Ohio to continue educating ourselves on racial issues past and present. Our entire group found this experience to powerful and very educational. While a...
We brought a church group down from Gahanna, Ohio to continue educating ourselves on racial issues past and present. Our entire group found this experience to powerful and very educational. While a... more »
Incredible. A post and pictures doesn’t do this place justice. You have to go in person. There is SO much to learn from visiting this monumental place. I wish I had more time to go back. I would try to go from open to close to soak it all in and go back the next day to make sure you get everything from all the floors, exhibits and videos. You will learn things you didn’t learn about in school. Come educate yourself and soak in an amazing experience. They also have a great gift shop to check out as well!
BEAUTIFUL well thought out museum both inside & out! Lots to see with plenty of history of slavery, real life stories, pictures, murals, artifacts, underground railroad info, educational videos to watch, and a beautiful gift shop as well that has kids and adult books, jewelry, and other items too!!! This is a must visit while in Cincinnati. It's really eye-opening!!! $15 admission. Well worth it !!! 👍🤓✌️
My class and I really enjoyed our field trip here. I would say this place is better for older children. The place was very big and clean and our tour guide was very helpful. I would definitely recommend coming here to further your knowledge on African American history.
This place is very informative. It is a wealth of knowledge and information. Wear your walking shoes and be prepared to learn our history. I am amazed and excited. All of the exhibits blessed me. It doesn’t matter what kind of learner you are; there’s something for everyone.
Excellent museum to visit! Lots of great information about the underground railroad and slavery. They also have a section with more modern information that touches on types of abuse such as human trafficking. They have a great interactive section for kids that really explained the concept of the underground railroad in a way that was easy to understand. General admission tickets are $15 for ages 14 and up and $10.50 for kids between 3 and 13. There is no onsite parking so you'll have to find metered street parking or park in one of the nearby parking decks. Try to plan your trip at a time when there are no Reds games so you aren't competing for parking.
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