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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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Address: 50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3413
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Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom...

Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as the nation's newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today.

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Good place to spend a few hours

Spent about three hours there and could have used one or two more hours to get through it all. Great place to take kids to learn about the history of slavery and the Underground... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Twinsburg, Ohio
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Twinsburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent about three hours there and could have used one or two more hours to get through it all. Great place to take kids to learn about the history of slavery and the Underground Railroad without being subjected to a super-preachy treatment of racism in the United States. Since the museum is devoted primarily to pre-1900 history, there isn't a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The center is highly interesting with details about slavery in the United States, around the world and the sex trade. The information is historically accurate. Some of the pictures, videos and descriptions can be a little graphic especially for younger audiences. There is a great deal of reading.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Small exhibits but very good. Wish there had been more information on the Underground Railroad in America.

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Thank Heathyr U
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it is a nice museum but there aren't as many exhibits as there is a lot of reading or videos. I would have liked to have seen more artifacts or material things. It does give you knowledge on the subject and helps promote programs and things. A little expensive to get in.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly this idea was not thought out and is like the streetcar a waste of taxpayer money. The idea was not thought out and does a disservice to the story of slavery and the plight of African Americans.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a wonderful 3 hour tour. Fascinating, at times sad, but hopeful for the future. Very educational and well worth the visit.

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Monroe, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with 3 of my friends to the Freedom Center and in the 3 hours we had to spend, we only got through about a quarter of the exhibits, so I guess we'll have to go back. There is a good amount to read, and since 3 of the 4 were former Social Studies teachers, we tend to read... More 

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Fairborn, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was by turns interesting, provocative, and heart wrenching. It was a place for truth telling. Toward the end of our visit was an installation devoted to modern forms of slavery. Very well done, and a reminder never to be complacent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is family friendly. However, it does have a ton of exhibits with reading. Which may not be the best for toddler age children. The museum is large so plan on spending a few hours there. It is located downtown so you have the past and step outside into Cincinnati present. Go during the Spring or Summer so you... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is in the banks area near the river. There are lost of good restaurants and sites to see there and while you are woaking around you will walk by this place. That is good enough.

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