National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202, United States

Phone: +1-5133337739

Ticket Price: 14 USD

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati

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

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  • Boi na Braza Brazilian Steak House
  • Moerlein Lager House
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse
  • Keystone Bar and Grill
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  • This is a really cool museum. It looks small from the outside, but they have a lot of information packed into not that much space. And it's important information. It's stories and people that we all too often tend to forget. It's an aspect of Cincinnati history that I had never really considered before. Plus the location just by the river is incredibly scenic. Take a walk across the bridge afterward! Think about what that journey could have been like 160 years ago.

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  • A rich experience. The terrible pain and suffering that the African slaves endured from their capture, sale, hard labor, separation of families as husbands, wives, sons and daughters were sold. The famous abolitionists were shown with murals, interactive audio and video. The modern day slavery was shown from forced labor to the sex trade. Quite eye opening. You will leave a better person. Cost was 15.00, Veterans are free in November.

  • Amazing building. Very informative exhibits. Go to the top floor. Was there for four hours and still didn't get through half of it. Learned a lot. Look forward to visiting again.

  • Very modern and well laid out. Self guided, at your own pace. Lots of displays, some are 'hands on'. They have a full size cabin inside and many historical items to view. Great for any age. Plan on at least 1 to 2 hours, at least.

  • There's a lot to learn at this beautiful new museum. We took a 10 year old and had him read some of the texts aloud to make sure he stayed focused. He knew what the UR was from school, which helped. You couldn't really leave a child much younger than 12 or 13 alone. There is a lot of reading, but also it requires some maturity to process what you're seeing. We couldn't see everything in one day, and we even went to lunch and came back for more! Definitely a museum that merits several visits as young people grow and can take in more about the politics of slavery, court decisions that brought on the Civil War, modern day slavery, etc. The staff do a good job of talking about what's there. More would probably be better. We saw some kids on a school trip with a guide. I suspect that's the ideal way to visit. Excellent videos that show the personal risks the heroes of the Underground Railroad took, be they white or black. All around, this is learning center about American history that everyone ought to visit. Cincinnati is lucky to have it.

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