National Underground Railroad Freedom CenterCurrently Closed
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.
- 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.
- $12 (for seniors above 60 years).
- $10 (for children between 3- 12 years).
- Free (for children under 3 years).
- Bus no. M+
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- Via Vite
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90.6% of people who visit Cincinnati include National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in their plan
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72% of people start their National Underground Railroad Freedom Center visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
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Very impressed with this museum! It was well worth the price and I wish we had more time to explore even more. The facility is clean and in a safe location, the exhibits are educational and of cultural significance, and the spectrum of interactive displays are entertaining for both children and adults! Make sure to get there early enough to "discover your family roots" at the Family Search Center in the John Parker Library! I can't say enough good things, just plan your visit asap... and see for yourself!
Very good experience. Informational, tearful and humbling. The parking is utilized by a parking garage. There are also meters if you can find one. Parking garage is convenient to the museum and other attractions downtown.
It was powerful and well laid out. I was definately impacted, especially be the slave house. Could have more personal stories from runaway slaves, a little "reading heavy" with lots of facts.
A great place to learn about the history of this country and how it began. It is painful to think about, but knowing the truth about what really happened isn't easy. I recommend this to anyone who is in Cincinnati. The price is just right and the extra exhibits are neat. There is a plethora of information. One could easily spend three hours here.
A truly memorable experience. Heartbreaking in many respects, but the displays are so expertly presented you are simply captivated. We started on the third floor and worked our way to the second floor, which I would recommend. This museum exceeded my expectations.