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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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826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107-2302
+1 901-527-3427
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Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent exhibit brought all the history of slavery to life I would recommend a visit great experience

1  Thank elizabeth f
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting..... make a day for tours and go visit. It's part of our story and what made America. Take the kids so they can see and know this is not made up.

Thank Yorubaprincess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for something to do on a lazy Saturday. I Googled and this popped up. So, I took my boys (8 and 11) to check it out. From the outside, it looks like a ramshackle old house. Inside, it looks -- like a...More

Thank notneedingname
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many of the reviewers here, I was disappointed with how disorganized such an important and historic spot is. We wanted to squeeze the Burkle House in before we headed to the airport. We arrived not realizing the entire visit would be on a guided...More

2  Thank nb424
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always like when I learn something that I didn't know before. The staff gave an interesting tour, and were able to answer questions. Building looks too small from the outside for an hour tour, but it works. One complaint. We called to make sure...More

1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a 'have to go' museum if you ever get the chance to go to Memphis. This museum gives you an insight into the masterful thinking of slaves desiring to attain their freedom from slavery. I must admit when I walked along the grass,...More

Thank Craig P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove over to see this historic site and museum. The museum was locked, and only a few tour group people were admitted. On the grounds was a plywood "slave cabin" which was in disrepair, but not old nor historic. Never made it inside. . .

Thank Chuck8700
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived right at the opening time as did about 7 other people. The employee took our money and had us wait in a little room while she got everybody checked in. Just before she started the tour 6 other people arrived and she left...More

2  Thank chihuly55
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, you need to add this to your tour of Memphis. I learned so so much at this tiny museum. The staff were extra ordinary as they were so well educated around the subject of the visit. A must for anyone interested in culture and...More

1  Thank Aida G
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

this was a History lesson that everybody should hear especially us.. African Americans. Our history is powerful

Thank BobbyFelisha
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
We were treated just fine.
Hailey H
6 October 2016|
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Response from Kaytrana W | Reviewed this property |
a very small gift shop.
4 October 2016|
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Response from mjgate | Reviewed this property |
$10 general admission