National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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, including today.
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Ujamaatravel
Chicago, IL62 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Loved the interactive activities. Though the subject is sad, it is interesting to learn and see how things were experienced in the past and how it influences the current day.
Written 31 October 2022
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Tara G
24 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
This is a MUST see in Cincinnati. We did not budget enough time and we were there for 5.5 hrs. There is a vast amount of information provided The sheer amount of information may make this challenging to partake fully with young children. I would definitely recommend taking children though because it is important content.
Written 22 October 2022
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Nadra H
3 contributions
Oct 2022
I was so thrilled to find a decent sized museum that spoke to how nearby states, OH, and KY and the role they played in freeing slaves via the network that became known as the "Underground Railroad". Had no prior knowledge of this museum so it was a great find on our trip!
Written 14 October 2022
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Cynthia F
Fair Lawn, NJ2,278 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Too much to see in one visit

Would have liked better signage; had difficulty finding the entrances to the rooms where films are shown.

Didn't see a vending machine; was in need of a drink of water.

Loved the movie brothers of the borderland

Entrances to the underground garage are a few blocks away. Drive around the garage looking for signs for the freedom center before choosing a parking space.
Written 13 October 2022
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FAY E
108 contributions
Sep 2022
Detailed historical info and photos. Easy reading. Spacious and clean. Directional signs within exhibits on each floor would be helpful.
Written 1 October 2022
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JakenBake89
Union Bridge, MD143 contributions
Jul 2022
In lieu of the cancelled Santana concert, my son and I hit the riverfront area and came upon this museum. Stopped in, paid our fees, and spent a couple hours there. Great displays, very open space, tons of interesting historical and "human" info. I had been to the Harriet Tubman National Park near Cambridge, MD, which has similar info, but this NURF Museum certainly has more and a wider variety of displays. Well worth the time and money.
Written 11 September 2022
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ali_s
London, UK3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
Good museum. Lots of important and interesting information. A lot of thought has clearly been put into exhibits. Saw the Nelson Mandela film in the theatre on the 2nd floor which was very good.
In general there was just a huge amount of reading and this was too much after 1.5 floors. So I left early and didn't make it around all exhibits. It could be more interactive. So if visiting with kids just bear in mind that there was a huge amount of reading.
Written 24 August 2022
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TravelDreamin
California167 contributions
Aug 2022
Approaching this grand building on the banks of the river, I was prepared to be wowed. I wasn't. I should have had my expectations informed by the fact that this is called a Center and not a museum. The center tells an important story-- no an essential story -- of slavery, escape, liberation, and continuing struggles. It does so with creative galleries that involve LOTS of reading. While it appears laid out like a museum, it holds relatively few objects for its space. There is a large slave holding shed that is quite evocative. The galleries try to show objects but they aren't many and their presentation appears almost an afterthought. You need to be prepared to spend a lot of time and be good with reading lots of card-like displays.

If you've been to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington or the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, you will note the difference in quality of presentation and array of artifacts to tell this vital story.
Written 21 August 2022
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Didi K
Minneapolis, MN47 contributions
Sep 2021
Went here with my family and enjoyed the interactive history-storytelling aspect of the museum. Especially liked the rebuilt house and the exhibit on the top floor. Make sure you also go out on the top floor deck. My sons enjoyed the view and rest out there.
Written 21 August 2022
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Nancy A
135 contributions
Aug 2022
This is a wonderful thought provoking museum. The modern day enslavement section was eye opening. It could be improved by providing the dates of the events that each person described. There was lots to read (almost too much).
Written 10 August 2022
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