Comprised of three buildings symbolizing the cornerstones of freedom - courage, cooperation, and perseverance, the National ... More
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Comprised of three buildings symbolizing the cornerstones of freedom - courage, cooperation, and perseverance, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center stands as a monument to freedom and is a reminder of the struggles endured in the past and the present. Exhibits and interactive programs are just some of the educational tools used.
We visited the Freedom Center 2 years ago on MLK day and I can't say enough good things about it! I recommend it to anyone for a wonderful cultural experience. There was live performances with people dressed in period costumes. They would just announce themselves as what ever character and then start talking about themselves and the time that they lived in. A gospel choir was there singing spiritual songs. It was just great!!
This is without compare the worst museum I have ever had the misfortune to encounter. Plenty of money has been spent on a high-profile location, classy building, and glossy displays. However, instead of leaving with any increased fund of knowledge on slavery or even, given the museum's ostentatious title - information on the Underground Railroad - the visitor leaves with a saccharine aftertaste from the trite displays, feeling like "gosh, slavery wasn't all that bad", and down $12. What the site offers in modern aesthetics, it entirely lacks in organization, thoroughness of information, and any emotional conveyance of the depravity that slavery was. Please avoid this museum and read a book, see a movie, or just stare at a wall instead.
This place was amazing! I had no idea there were so many exhibits. I spent three hours here but I felt like I could have spent 3 days. I am very glad I came through here. The staff was very plesent and the museum was beautiful.
I recommend getting the headset and using the audio tour. They hand the headsets out at the front desk where you get your tickets. You should plan on spending most of the day there. There are so many things to see. This is not however a place for young children but is great for kids about 10 and up. There are multiple interactive exhibits for children that are a little older though. The most moving part is to stand on the balcony that looks out over the Ohio river towards Kentucky and think about how close one must have felt to be that close to freedom. It will give you the chills.
This attraction brings into persepective what really took place back in the "slavery times". This is a great learning experience for anyone interested in this peticular realm of history. However I would recommend it to all! As a white male I was overwelmed with the heaviness of the atmosphere feeling the need to repent to all my African American brothers and sisters. The exhibits bring it home in the end when you see what is going on today in "modern day" slavery. This is truly a "Must See"...
The Underground Railroad Freedom Center was absolutally amazing. They had so many amazing artifacts.
And, it wasn't one of those boring museums where you want to fall asleep. It was very fun and educational. The sights there were so amazing. If I could, I would go to the Underground Railroad Freedom Center every day! It was defidentally worth the time and the money and I recommend it for everyone out there. Little kids might not get bored here. When I first went, I was in elementary school and I didn't get bored... and I usually got bored very easily!
This place was amazing. The exhibits were amazing, the artifacts (whether it be a home, or a small note) are unique and inspiring, and the tours/movies are breath taking. A view into what it was really like to travel the underground railroad.
The gift shop is not over priced, and the cafe serves delicious treats. the NURF is a 'must see' when in cincinnati.
This center was probally the most intresting and moving place i have ever been. The people there are so kind and the exzibits are astounding. The slave pen, the portrait by Tom Feelings and the movie were all so informative and inspirational. The things that african american slaves had to go there are apalling. I would vise ne1 to go there, weither your black, white, purple or green, everyone will love that center.
The Freedom Center is an excellent learning center to learn about discrimination of ALL races and how it has affected our world. It sparked many questions from the younger people in our group The Center's information was readily available. Recommend it for everyone, however, non-reading children bore easily. The Elementary aged children liked the variety of self-help areas & computer usage. The Teens enjoyed everything especially the snack bar.