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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3413
+1 513-333-7500
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Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation's newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3413
Central Business District
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The history of slavery in the US is presented primarily on story boards with some interactive and video to complement. It takes about 2 plus hours to walk through the exhibit areas and read all the information. Especially eye opening is the area on present...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is located on the banks of the Ohio River because the river was the dividing line between slave states represented by Kentucky on the south, and free states represented by Ohio to the north. But crossing the river didn’t mean slaves were free...More

Thank Dmarkwind
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a lot of potential, but it is tired and rundown. Someone needs to spend some money to spiff it up and make the exhibits work - many don't. While the title implies that the Underground Railroad is the focus, most of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place tells an interesting and important story. But, it's also a little intense. Lots and lots of reading in the museum - kind of wears you out. But, I highly recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Freedom Center for the first time in April 2018. I visited while finishing a course in African American Studies. Everything I’ve learned over the semester regarding slavery (and then some) was presented in the exhibit on the Middle Passage and the Atlantic...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Admission into the museum is $15, but you receive a $2 discount if you present a valid student ID. The museum has four floors of exhibits that provide a lot of information, not just about the history of slavery in the U.S., but around the...More

Thank Jayne0128
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a highlight for Cincinnati. The exhibits are well designed, well laid out, and full of a tremendous amount of information. The role Cincinnati played in dealing with slavery, the Underground Railroad, especially as it related to its position in the Northwest Territories...More

Thank garhuff
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum explains the powerful impact of slavery on American history, right up to the present day. I didn't appreciate its location until I came to the side that faces the river -- it looks south across the Ohio River, a major barrier for slaves...More

Thank VikingVikingViking
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my ten-year-old daughter to what I thought was going to a historical museum about the underground railroad. She is learning about it at school and I thought a field trip would be appropriate. I knew it would be a bit heavy and powerful,...More

Thank Shankar R
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

And I mean that, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Museum is so good that it’s difficult to verbalize it. So I’m not going to try. I’m just going to tell you that you and your family need to go and experience the National Underground Railroad...More

Thank Benois D
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TTTworldtraveler
September 13, 2017|
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Response from Dianne E | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Absolutely! They are all in the same proximity.
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amydanino
June 1, 2017|
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Response from FlaBikerBob | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely! There are numerous videos in addition to the displays.
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bratlyn98
April 2, 2017|
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Response from harley0215 | Reviewed this property |
A minimum of 3 hours, more time would be better. There is so much to see and read about, I highly recommend it.
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