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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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Address: 826 N Second St, Memphis, TN 38107
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+1 901-527-3427
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Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this...

Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this plantation, one of the stations of the Underground Railroad.

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Memphis African American Heritage Tour With Transportation
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This museum is a must see. There's so much unknown history about the City of Memphis that was shared during the tour. I was amazed and yet my heart was sad to see the actual... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 9:50am no one was present. Our tour was supposed to start at 10:00. One of the two employees(tour guide) arrived at 10:07. The second tour guide arrived at 10:36. We had to wait outside for over 10 minutes and our tour started 40 minutes after the scheduled time. Employees were unorganized and not apologetic about their tardiness.... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a must see. There's so much unknown history about the City of Memphis that was shared during the tour. I was amazed and yet my heart was sad to see the actual cellar where runaway slaves had to hide. This museum reflects how far we've come, yet we still have a long way to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited the Slave Haven Burkle Estate Museum and we learnt so much. I think it's important for tourists to not only visit the new shiny places but to also learn the history of the place they visit and I have to say I learnt so much. Slavery was such a big deal and unfortunately it still... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This 1800s home was built with the intent to help runaway slaves make their way to freedom. Our tour guide, Taylor, had me enthralled in the first five minutes. She is animated and informative and enthusiastic and completely willing to answer any question thrown at her. We all know that slavery existed, she brought it alive with her stories. How... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to Slave Haven will take you back into a time where you really don't want to go, but need. This unassuming Museum gives you an upfront, close, and personal tour of our shameful history in how African Americans were deemed unfit as humans, and sold like 2nd hand goods. The tour guides were awesome in delivering the heart-wrenching... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

I found my trip here to be very informative, can't say it's something I can get my kids to want to visit, but educational, and the very friendly staff can capture their attention a few times before it's no longer fun for them. History is important!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

So glad we visited this place as it gives an incredible insight into something most people cannot even begin to imagine happened. The ladies who gave the talks were excellent, professional and knowledgeable. The tour was first class and I highly recommend a visit. We came away feeling humbled by being able to learn something and be thankful it is... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I went to the Burkle Estate after visiting the Civil Rights Museum. The debit card machine was down and they were very disorganized at handling cash transactions. The group on the tour we were in was far too big for the staff to handle. There wasn't even room for us to fit in each room so some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The underground slave haven was easily located on N.2nd st. The actual home of Jacob Burkle , of German ancestry, was used to harbour escaping runaway slaves as they made their way north to freedom. This actual underground railroad waystation is located near the banks of the Mississippi river.. We were given the opportunity to go to the actual room... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Is a very nice place where you actually can learn about the past and it teaches you very valuable things.

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