National Underground Railroad Freedom CenterCurrently Closed
- Address: 50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202, United States, 45202
- Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-5133337739
- Fax: +1-5133337725
- Ticket Price: 14 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Outdoors, Educational Site, Tourist Center, Social, Arts, Museums
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - Review
This museum is not just an important part of the cultural heritage but is also a very important part of the social heritage of the city. It is basically a museum that depicts and focuses on the history of Underground Railroad but is also responsible in the social development of the city as well as the country. This museum was built for a second purpose of raising awareness of freedom, tolerance and liberty within the minds and hearts of all the citizens.
This was also the prime motive behind the establishment of this lovely museum after 10 long years of planning and arrangements. The museum is beautiful inside out and the main ingredient is the honest attitude behind its establishment. Among many of the exhibits in here, the main attraction is the 2 storey slave pen house. This is also the only surviving in this category. This museum was directly transported from Kentucky and built again inside the museum. This is to show people how a slave jail used to be in earlier times. These were such where the slaves were imprisoned before being taken to be auctioned.
The other exhibits in here include large models, murals, figures and most importantly theatres and big screens where old movies and videos are featured. These are all moral displays that have a message to give to the audience at the end. Such initiatives like the museum have always been appreciated by the good people of the city and this has today made it a tourist hotspot.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Information
- The further change in hours and event timings are notified in the official website of the museum.
- Photography is not allowed in the museum.
- There are many public events and interactive sessions organized frequently.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Ticket Prices
- $12 (for seniors above 60 years).
- $10 (for children between 3- 12 years).
- Free (for children under 3 years).
How To reach National Underground Railroad Freedom Center by Public Transport
- Bus no. M+
Restaurants Near National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
- McCormick’s and Scmick’s
- Boi na Braza Brazilian Steak House
- Moerlein Lager House
- Morton’s The Steakhouse
- Keystone Bar and Grill
- Via Vite
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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati Reviews
Was smaller than I expected. We had trouble navigating around other guests and their tour guides as many exibits are somewhat tight. We did however, tag along behind one group we got stuck behind with a wonderful tour guide who was incredibly knowledgeable. So I would recommend hiring a private tour. I wish I knew her name, she seems like the best! A shorter woman with short & voluminous black hair. The artifacts they did have were very interesting. They posted that they had a piece of the Berlin Wall but we couldn't find it! The modern-day slavery exhibit was very loving and well-designed. Overall a good way to spend a couple hours!
Incredible experience. So much of this was absolutely amazing, so many artifacts! My ten-year-old daughter loved it. There was one floor of modern slavery that I think was too mature for her to view in full. I went through the exhibit myself and found it very difficult to maintain my composure. I had to hold back tears. A lot of really great information and I think our favorite part was the Rosa Parks 4D virtual reality experience. Very cool reenactment.
We loved it. This museum is very well put together and extremely informative. Be prepared to read and not just walk through looking at things! They also have little short documentaries.
The museum shares the freedom struggle of slaves who who crossed the Ohio river and headed north to Canada. The museum uses a lot of text to depict the stories. I feel it could have done a better job here to convey the history. The museum also provoke you to think of the meaning of freedom in the current times shares examples ranging from child labour to abuse of children. This part of the museum had a good balance of text and pictures making the stories more readable than the earlier section. I also felt that the examples were India centric and possibly creating an impression that such things happen more in India. Need some balance here to. Great view of the iconic bridge across the river from level 2 - not to be missed.
The tour guide was great. Very informative. There is so much history here. I get chills thinking about slavery. It sickens me to know this is how people use to be and still are in some places. The video they played for us gave me chills. They played it in a room that was designed to make you feel like you are really in the moment.