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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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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...more
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50 E Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3413
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+1 513-333-7500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just a fine place with plenty of space, easy parking, wonderful docent-led tour and enough heartbreak to Make anyone feel so sad for the history of this institution of slavery in our past. Exhibits and movies are all quite goo. Exhibits are very well explained...More

Thank breggie
Reviewed 2 days ago

The place would seem to be a must-do for any tourist in Cinci. It is in an ideal location, right downtown situated in front of everything. The best thing is that you leave it feeling like you have a better sense that Cincinnati played in...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is in an impressive, modern building in the downtown area overlooking the Ohio River and the Roebling Bridge. I'm a museum geek who was in Cinci on a one-day solo trip because I had never been before and found cheap r/t tickets Let...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place had so much good reading to learn about slavery, how the blacks struggled for their freedom, this was a realistic walking tour. I would recommend the Rosa Parks vitral experience. Plan on spending the day you will not be sorry to have spent...More

Thank ewillia12017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was so great to visit. The information you could read and all the videos throughout the exhibits were so realistic. I will go again when I have more time to really go through it. You could easily spend most of the day looking...More

Thank Erjackevie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set along the banks of the river, this is one of the must-sees in Cincinatti. Artifacts, documents, and produced videos bring history into the present day. An entire building was moved from a tobacco plantation into which visitors may walk... Every American needs to visit....More

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You could spend hours here learning so much history. We all found it informative and moving. We walked through on our own. Did the Rosa Parks virtual reality experience which was good but not great. We thought they offered lots of different ways to learn...More

1  Thank Heather S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to see the Underground Railroad Museum as I'd been interested in it since a teen, reading stories about it. As a group, we had a tour guide who hurried us along during our 2-hour tour. He was fairly knowledgeable, but a little shaky...More

2  Thank I2096XKsusand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there with a tour. Our tour guide was wonderful but we only got to see the second floor and one thing on the first floor in the two hours we were there. I really want to go back to go through the whole...More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a wonderful place to learn about the history of slavery and the fight to gain freedom. The exhibits and photographs give meaning to all the facts of how slaves were freed and how many lost their lives along the way.

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3 August 2018|
Response from CurrerE | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t notice a cafe but your tickets allow you to leave and return same day. We had a fabulous sit-down lunch at a Belgium eatery next to the Museum and then returned, no problem.
13 September 2017|
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Response from Dianne E | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Absolutely! They are all in the same proximity.
1 June 2017|
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Response from FlaBikerBob | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely! There are numerous videos in addition to the displays.