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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%
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826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107-2302
+1 901-527-3427
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank NLB52
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank DeTorr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Moonshinethepoet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Glenn K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank babs W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank jazzie F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cool site. EZ to get to. Cheap. Educational. Couple of different "rooms". Plan on spending maybe 1 hour here. Go thru the whole thing. Look around outside.

1  Thank msadler99
Reviewed 11 November 2017

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

Thank lvtraveler0389
Reviewed 11 November 2017

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

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Slave Haven is an interesting attraction with a rich history. The female guide who wore glasses and discussed the quilts was excellent.

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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.