National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

History Museum
Central Business District, Cincinnati
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    Phillip R.
    "weight of slavery"(3 Tips)
    Discover Ohio
    "museum portrays the struggle for freedom"(2 Tips)
    Katie W.
    "beautiful view of the Roebling Suspension Bridge."(4 Tips)
    "Check out the NURFC's new iPod tour!"(5 Tips)
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  • Cincinnati History Photos
    This photo shows a streetcar on 2nd St approaching Vine. Modern streetcars are expected to operate on 2nd St once again beginning in 2015, 60-some years after the originals were retired. Read more
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 21, 2012
    This museum is a must see stop if you're in the Cincinnati area. It has amazing and informative exhibits with new and interactive ways to view them.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Discover Ohio
    Discover OhioDecember 14, 2012
    The museum portrays the struggle for freedom and its connection to the Underground Railroad in Cincinnati. The Center challenges its visitors to contemplate the meaning of freedom in their own lives.
  • C-SPAN
    C-SPANFebruary 25, 2016
    Cincinnati was known as the "Grand Central Station" of the Underground Railroad. Learn about the city's role in helping people through the "railroad" by watching this C-SPAN video. Read more
  • Karenheart icon on user image
    KarenJanuary 6, 2018
    What an amazing museum with so much history. Anyone who comes to Cincinnati should put this on their must-visit list.
  • R B.heart icon on user image
    R BFebruary 4, 2015
    Views are spectacular because of it's great location. Very well designed museum that keeps one learning and entertained. Good for date.
  • Phillip R.
    Phillip RisbyJuly 10, 2013
    I thought I knew the weight of slavery until I went here...Now I know that I cannot begin to feel what slaves went through. Grateful for this National Center. Everyone should go at least once!
  • Discover Ohio
    Discover OhioOctober 10, 2012
    Become a zombie yourself on October 20 and join the fun at the Cincinnati Zombie Walk. The walk begins downtown at the Freedom Center and is a free event for all ages.
  • Douglass M.
    Douglass McDonaldAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The exhibits tell a poignant part of our history. I am always amazed at those who have never gone. I guarantee it is worth seeing the exhibits. Don't like it, call me & get your money back.
  • Cincinnati History Photos
    This photo shows the Great Flood of April 1913 as it looked on 2nd St in front of what is now the Freedom Center. From the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
  • Discover Ohio
    Discover OhioDecember 19, 2011
    Much more than a museum, the Freedom Center reveals stories about freedom’s heroes and challenges guests to take steps to make a difference in their own lives and in their own world.
  • BET
    BETJanuary 31, 2013
    Provides a tour of the plight of slaves from their capture in Africa to their shipment to America and enslavement. Here are great examples of African-Americans' contributions:
  • Katie W.
    Katie WebbOctober 4, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Check out the eternal flame and the beautiful view of the Roebling Suspension Bridge.
  • Soundtrack F.
    It was here on the banks of the Ohio River, where the Freedom Center now sits, that many enslaved African Americans took their first steps on freedom's shore. Join the Revolution Read more
  • Christy H.heart icon on user image
    Christy HendricksNovember 22, 2014
    There's a lot to see so plan on spending the whole day. You can accomplish it an hour or two.
  • The Grio
    The GrioJanuary 27, 2011
    This museum is dedicated to the story of the enslaved that crossed the Ohio River (which separated the free states from the slave states) and traveled along the Underground Railroad. Read more
  • David W.heart icon on user image
    David WeathersbySeptember 17, 2017
    Phenomenal museum. Incredible presentation of history.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RakerJune 12, 2016
    Start your visit on the 3rd floor and work your way down.
  • Angelique D.
    Angelique D.August 6, 2012
    Don't take the guided tour - the self tour has to be better. The guide talked about everything but the Underground Railroad.
  • Mario R.heart icon on user image
    Mario RojasJuly 18, 2021
    It’s all essential and amazing.
  • Amnesty International
    Visit "The Struggle Continues" exhibit to learn about 'unfreedoms,' like modern-day slavery and genocide, that inhibit human rights today. Read more
  • Douglass M.
    Douglass McDonaldApril 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Stephen Marc photo exhibition is the very best of artistic inspiration.
  • Ian F.
    Ian FosterNovember 5, 2011
    The theater side has a great view of Covington and Paul Brown Stadium.
  • Sirelle B.
    Sirelle BaconJuly 27, 2013
    Great place to learn black history
  • Wayne Box M.
    Wayne Box MillerAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Dreamers Summit
  • Jackie R.
    Jackie ReauNovember 12, 2010
    Stop in the shop and check out the beautiful jewelry after your tour.
  • Brian R.
    Brian RMay 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out a Cincinnati Men's Chorus concert. They perform their subscription concerts here at the Harriet Tubman Theatre. Read more
  • Sheila B.
    Sheila BellMay 17, 2010
    A must see for all Americans and a definite destination point for a visit to Cincinnati! Read more
  • Alex S.
    Alex SchutteMarch 16, 2010
    Go to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and check out the Without Sanctuary lynching exhibit. Read more
  • Carol A. A.
    Carol A. AsamoahAugust 7, 2014
    Beautiful day!!!!!!
  • J M.
    J MJanuary 27, 2010
    Went here once. Interesting exhibits. Wish I had had more time to take everything in. Read more
  • Binky B.
    Binky BearAugust 23, 2011
    Watch the movie on the 2nd floor! Its good!
  • MuseumMinute
    MuseumMinuteFebruary 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the NURFC's new iPod tour!
  • Thomas R.
    Thomas ReiserMay 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Parking $17 on Reds game days.
  • Tom G.
    Tom GunnellsJune 8, 2011
    Don't come here on field trips. Not school friendly.
  • MuseumMinute
    MuseumMinuteOctober 16, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out "Invisible: Slavery Today."
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