Slave Haven Or Burkle Estate MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: 826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-9015273427
- Ticket Price: 10 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: History Museums, Historical Site
This is a historic house that is also said to be the last stop of the secret Underground Railroad. This road was the escaping path for the slaves and captivated people from the Black origin. This house was owned by a German immigrant by the name of Jacob Burkle who was a baker by profession.
The slaves who were forcefully brought here and made to survive in pathetic conditions could escape via this secret underground path and then take boats to the other side of the Ohio River where they could be free. The stations were made up of some of these historic houses. The Burkle house had a cellar which was also a hideout for escaping slaves. They used to hide here and then escape in boats.
The house after the death of Burkle was abandoned and thus opened as a museum in 1997. This was high time when the African Americans started gaining their rights in this country. The Civil War was at its peak and all the objects including furniture and paintings represent the era. There are other debates and controversies also related to this museum. Some say that ‘underground’ was not meant literally but to depict the secret process. Again other historians say there was no such path and the Burkle Estate had no such role in protecting runaway slaves.
Slave Haven Or Burkle Estate Museum Travel Tips
- Other Ticket Prices: $8 (for students from 4- 17 years).
- Group rates are available separately.
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