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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107-2302
+1 901-527-3427
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Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this plantation, one of the stations of the Underground Railroad.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107-2302
+1 901-527-3427
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the better museums I've experienced. The simplicity of the home as well as the knowledge & expertise shared while touring Slave Haven make this museum a unique experience. To be reintroduced to such a relevant part of American history is profound and moving....More

Thank annes_gone_global
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing collection of slave era artifacts, many of them chilling and evoking a lot of pain, guilt. The highly informative docents convey the stories of atrocities by slave owners and the selfless good deeds of abolitionists with skill and passion. Check out the historic neighborhood,...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fascinating place to visit. It kept my family mesmerised for the time we were there. We knew nothing about American history and it was presented in a really interesting way. They have rotating presentation by the ladies there and you can join the...More

1  Thank Mork001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an incredible piece of history! Being in the actual house of an abolitionist and seeing the crawlspace and cellar in which slaves stayed is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Learning the history of how slaves tried to escape is absolutely fascinating. I believe everyone should...More

Thank LaurelHappyone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm going to start by saying that admission was about $10 for adults, but if money is tight during your visit to Memphis, pass on this one. It's a small home not far from the Downtown area, and when I first heard about it, I...More

Thank Dez P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is an ABSOLUTE MUST SEE if you are visiting Memphis. My friend and I only had a few days in Memphis and we are so pleased we made the time to visit this fantastic museum. We were able to catch the trolley then...More

Thank Steph G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss this wonderful museum in the heart of Memphis! Set in a 19th Century home you are walked through the history of slavey and the escape to freedom. The tour is interactive and engaging and is highly recommended. I walked away feeling well informed...More

Thank Elloise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum last week. As mentioned in other reviews, when we entered, the tour was already in progress and the attendant told us to join. I felt like we missed some good information about the specific details related to that house and family...More

Thank cmw133
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing and full of information. The guides are very knowledgeable and give you a great deal of information. You learn alot of the burke family and how they helped slaves. You get to see the basement and the passage where they were...More

Thank livelife h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little museum. Kids 11 & 14 finally understood the Underground Railroad in a way they never could from a book. Only downside was no pictures from the cellar. Guides were very friendly

Thank travlmama
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1 October 2017|
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Response from sharonbA5844AT | Reviewed this property |
They said to allow 90 minutes. However, with several groups or a large number of people I would allow 2 hours.
16 April 2017|
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Response from LHelker | Reviewed this property |
I'm really surprised to see this question. We didn't experience any rudeness whatsoever. They were short-handed the day we were there, and the register's computer wasn't working right - either of which would make me cranky... More
Hailey H
6 October 2016|
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Response from Kaytrana W | Reviewed this property |
a very small gift shop.