National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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  • Dana R
    New Holland, Pennsylvania3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definate stop while in Cinncinati.
    Very informative. Wish I had had more time. A lot of information to take in. Employees very nice and knowledgeable. Take the time and go walk down by the river front. Parking in the parking garage nearby is very effortless.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Carol M
    83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum for a group visit
    As the Executive Director of AXYS (genetic.org) I visited the museum with the families from The XXYY Project. The museum made it easy for us to attend as a group. The exhibits are powerful, emotional and you will leave a changed person. The information on modern slavery is important for everyone to see.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 October 2023
  • jenandallthethings
    112 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Full of a lot of intense information. Give yourself time to digest it while there
    This museum is intensely packed with information. I made an effort to visit all of the exhibits and read most of the information presented. Didn't have time to watch any of the films in the two different theatres. I really enjoyed the modern perspective and application of slavery as it still exists today in various forms. You could easily spend 3 hours on just the 3rd floor, the other floors move quicker and depending on interest, can be done in a hour to 1.5hours. There was an interactive exhibit on bias. However, I personally believe the activity itself created bias. But it was interesting either way. I tried to park on the street in front of the entrance, but the time limit (not posted) was 2 hours, so then had to find a parking garage in order to finish the museum, which was frustrating. Cincy needs to get their street parking policy clear.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 January 2024
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jenandallthethings
Los Angeles112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
This museum is intensely packed with information. I made an effort to visit all of the exhibits and read most of the information presented. Didn't have time to watch any of the films in the two different theatres.
I really enjoyed the modern perspective and application of slavery as it still exists today in various forms.
You could easily spend 3 hours on just the 3rd floor, the other floors move quicker and depending on interest, can be done in a hour to 1.5hours.
There was an interactive exhibit on bias. However, I personally believe the activity itself created bias. But it was interesting either way.

I tried to park on the street in front of the entrance, but the time limit (not posted) was 2 hours, so then had to find a parking garage in order to finish the museum, which was frustrating. Cincy needs to get their street parking policy clear.
Written 1 January 2024
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Teena D
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
It had several videos about slavery to watch but as big as the museum was it did not have a lot of information. It also was about all types of slavery- sex, child workers etc
Written 29 December 2023
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Carol M
83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
As the Executive Director of AXYS (genetic.org) I visited the museum with the families from The XXYY Project. The museum made it easy for us to attend as a group.

The exhibits are powerful, emotional and you will leave a changed person. The information on modern slavery is important for everyone to see.
Written 28 October 2023
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Darlene R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Absolutely outstanding presentation of the Underground Railway. Visited 3 times and still didn't have enough time to see and watch all the movies and videos. We loved it.
Written 4 September 2023
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Megin B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Great museum. Very informative. Make sure you bring a sweater/ sweatshirt. It was very cold in there. This museum made quite an impact on me.
Written 12 July 2023
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Dana R
New Holland, PA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Very informative. Wish I had had more time. A lot of information to take in. Employees very nice and knowledgeable.
Take the time and go walk down by the river front. Parking in the parking garage nearby is very effortless.
Written 30 June 2023
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Aellis837
Tennessee231 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
I love museums, history and reading but this place has very few artifacts and a TON of information you have to read that didn’t feel that engaging or organized. I ended up skipping over a lot because I got overwhelmed trying to read everything in just a couple of hours. I respect their important mission here, but exhibits/info/layout felt kind of thrown together. All of their info you can read in books or online at your own pace … so why pay admission for this? I’d recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe house instead. They have a very informative/intimate $6 tour that covers a lot of American slavery history and Cincy history.
Written 23 June 2023
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mrsjcope
Rogersville, TN58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
As a history nerd, I love all museums but this one was really great. Very well laid out. Great mixture of historical artifacts, audio/visual, artistic representations, and information. They also had a modern exhibit on human trafficking which was very moving
Written 19 June 2023
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Emilia
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Inspiring stories of people helping people during unimaginable adversity. Expect to spend at 2-4 hours exploring and learning. Enjoy the view of the river midway. The staff are very friendly and helpful. And the gift is loaded with great finds.
Written 11 May 2023
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Katy B
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
My school's AP English classes visited the Underground Railroad Museum in early March. The museum is well done and provides great information. I especially enjoyed the videos shown in the museum's theater. I highly recommend visiting!
Written 13 March 2023
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