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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed the museum and learned so much about what the slaves went through. It was so sad to know that Ohio was the North and Kentucky the South and that the ships came up the Ohio River which was the border between the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tuturobyn
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum and exhibition on a stop in Cincinnati. The visit is a must-see to understand the whole history of slavery and liberation, on the very ground where the North and South were battling. This exhibition will take you 2 to 3 hours...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 999Vince
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

We went near the end of the day, but had time to make all the exhibits including a cool 4 minute virtual Rosa Parks, a Nelson Mandela exhibit and several short films. Would of liked to linger longer on some exhibits—it’s incredibly informative and well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Barnetjb123
Reviewed 12 December 2018

You are doing yourself a huge favor to be enlightened by the history of this museum. I cannot wait to return once my children are a little older. It is worth the fee and I am so glad I got the opportunity to visit. Everyone...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

I ended up spending more time than I expected. Started on the 4th floor researching my ancestors! The wandered down to see the exhibits. Lots there, some reading, some movies, some interactive. I just did the main exhibitions. Lots to see and highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ellen5181
Reviewed 28 November 2018

When we visited Cincinnati a few weekends ago, I knew I wanted to visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. While the museum wasn't as focused on the Underground Railroad as I had expected, it was an interesting museum to visit. We paid a few...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alexis B
Reviewed 23 November 2018

This is a must see exhibit. It should be at the top of anyone's list of must see things to do in Cincinnati. The Freedom Center is situated appropriately near one of the most popular bridges. It was the bridges like this one that slaves...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KarenV87
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Great museum however I do wish their were more artifacts-the museum seemed light in that aspect but is definitely worth a stop

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank M421QHdaniels
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Be prepared for an emotional and informative experience. Very good at educating, explaining, and celebrating a lineage and cultural dilemma that isn’t fully expounded up in common culture. Absolutely worth the visit. Plan for 2+ hours minimum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DailyMenagerie
Reviewed 13 November 2018

One could come to this museum over and over and still find more to see and learn about. It is filled with meaningful exhibits and is of great value to all. Plan to spend at least 2 hours for first time and plan to return.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from LouiseUpstateNewYork | Reviewed this property |
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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.
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Yes. Absolutely! They are all in the same proximity.
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