Slavehaven Underground Railroad Museum

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826 North 2nd Street, Memphis, TN, USA
(901) 527-3427

Slavehaven Underground Railroad Museum Memphis Reviews

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Slavery in the Mid-South Oct 29, 2008
The Underground Railroad was a network of stations where slaves were helped on their way north, to freedom. The Burkle Estate was one station of that network. Slaves would hide in the house while waiting for an opportunity to get on a Mississippi Riverboat heading north. The Slavehaven museum is one of the very few museums in Memphis that concentrates on exhibits related to slavery in Memphis and the Mid-South. The Undergroud Railroad and the history of slavery in the area is explained in a 45 minutes - 1 hour guided tour through the house. You can discover the niches where the slaves were hidden in small secret rooms and how life was for them in former times.

I highly recommend to visit this museum because slavery was common place in Memphis, but today there are not many places you can find out about these dark ages. If you have not been there, your trip to Memphis is incomplete.
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HuBison says:
Aww-wish I had found this review before we drove across the country. We made a pit-stop in Memphis and this sounds like something I would have liked to have done.
Posted on: Sep 30, 2011
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