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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- Moerlein Lager House
- Morton’s The Steakhouse
- Keystone Bar and Grill
- Via Vite
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91.51% 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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We probably should have gotten a tour guide. We spent most of our time in the modern day slavery exhibit. And some on the second floor. We didn't have time to watch the films. Smaller than expected. Well organized space.
We spent 4 hours and only saw the 3rd floor, a small portion of the second floor and the bookstore/gift shop. The history is intense. It is well organized, interactive and the portrayal is done by many local artists. Parts will make you want to cry. Currently you have to leave the museum to eat, but they are looking for a new vendor.
Great museum - with lots of reading material in the exhibits. There is some repetition but very informative re slavery, the economy of the slave trade and the Underground Railroad. On the 4th floor there are people who will help you find your ancestors if they were in the US (I am Canadian so did not check out this service.) In early slave years the slaves were identified only by numbers and not names and families were often split up. Runaway slaves often changed their names (understandably) so ancestry is hard to track.
Very nice museum. Lots of historical information. Well put together exhibits. Very informational. We wished we had more time to spend here.
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.