From outside, you don’t expect this to be very impressive. Wow, don’t judge a book by its cover. What an informative little museum! And top notch guides made it even better. Really enjoyed this.
About Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum
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We had a very short trip in Memphis and decided to stop by just one museum. Knowing we did not have time for the Civil Rights Museum (we'll be back), we decided on the Slave Haven Museum. IT WAS EXCELLENT. I'm so glad we stopped...More
I love the Burkle house. It’s history is so powerful. How someone could risk their life for people he doesn’t know. Back in that time anyway. I really enjoyed the tour and all of the information. I wish I could remember my guides name but...More
This property is an actual home built by a family from Europe who wanted to escape persecution. In turn, they devoted their lives to helping slaves escape in America. There are two narrators who give an oral history of the home and life back then....More
I always love finding out something new on a subject about which I thought I was informed. That's how I felt on the tour of this house and its contents. It makes you understand and appreciate what people did to escape slavery and how desperate...More
We enjoyed our visit here. We particularly liked the fact that we could join a tour in progress and finish the part we missed afterwards. This means no waiting for scheduled tour times. Nice. There was plenty of opportunity to look at placards and historical...More
it gives you an unvarnished view of slavery in America and the issues confronted by African americans. the tour guides are great well worth it
A very small museum but visiting it gives some basic insights into the slave trade. Very enjoyable learning experience albeit of very sad and difficult times. I recommend making the time to visit
Slave Haven is an interesting attraction with a rich history. The female guide who wore glasses and discussed the quilts was excellent.