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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107-2302
+1 901-527-3427
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African American Heritage Self-Guided Tour With Transportation
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Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this plantation, one of the stations of the Underground Railroad.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107-2302
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"underground railroad"
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"small home"
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Reviewed yesterday

must see, Charles at the hotel suggested that we see it and it was one of the best suggestions. Im glad

Thank eboneinc
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The two tour guides (who alternated presentations throughout) were both extremely well informed and helpful to fill in facts about the tragic plight of people taken into slavery. Be prepared to be broken-hearted at all that the slaves endured - AND to be inspired by...More

1  Thank Dottie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If an individual is ever in Memphis, TN, I highly recommend he or she should visit the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum!!! The tour guides were very knowledgeable, passionate, and approachable. My students were attentive and enjoyed learning more of OUR history!

Thank Alisa R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The role of the 'Burkle home' is open to debate amongst local historians who are dubious about its authenticity. This museum gives some details of the history of the 'Underground Railroad' and the occupant's possible role in that escape network. Personally we would like to...More

1  Thank NZHistorianTraveller
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the museum after a recommendation from our hotel shuttle bus driver. It was completely unplanned but a really worthwhile detour from our plans. We were greeted by the two women who gave us the tour of the museum. They were very friendly...More

Thank Joanne M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the visit. The tour takes about 90 minutes and runs continously - so you just join when you arrive. The guides are well informed and present a visual picture of the past. We learnt a lot of history that we did not know....More

Thank woodie12
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Buerkle house which was a refuge site in the Underground Railroad system which aided black people to escape slavery is an excellent small museum depicting their plight and journey. The house and artifacts in the museum are brought alive by a knowledgeable tour guide....More

Thank david R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour guide was so good. She was very knowledgeable and could answer any questions we asked. Lucky for us, we were the only ones there at the time so we got a private tour! There was so much information that we had never heard...More

Thank A P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little house has a great story and honestly even with my critiques I'm still giving it a high rating because when the tour was good, it was very good. With that being said, the tour is given in a circular fashion. When you arrive...More

1  Thank farrkr
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place. I have been twice. The second time I seem to get even more information! So much to be told. Would recommend this tour.

Thank Nathan H
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10 -4 Summer 10-5
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Response from sharonbA5844AT | Reviewed this property |
They said to allow 90 minutes. However, with several groups or a large number of people I would allow 2 hours.
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16 April 2017|
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Response from Judy S | Reviewed this property |
I was not treated rudely. It may have just been your guide. Our guide seemed more than happy to educate those taking the time to come to the museum.
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