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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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Address: 826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107-2302
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Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this...

Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this plantation, one of the stations of the Underground Railroad.

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This place was very eye opening and really makes you feel some kind of way. To see this place will really open your eyes to what it was really like and what people really went... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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B"HAM,AL
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was very eye opening and really makes you feel some kind of way. To see this place will really open your eyes to what it was really like and what people really went through.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This little museum was one of the highlights of our trip. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging, bringing the history that occurred in that little house to life. I left with a much deeper understanding of how the underground railroad, and am in awe of the deep intelligence of the slaves and how they were able to plan... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My sister was visiting from Virginia and I wanted her to experience Slave Haven. The young lady who started the tour was great, very knowledgeable and we were impressed. The mature lady who completed the tour helped us to feel history and the human experience. This is such a good tour I have been here more than once and I... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a taxi to this house, it was really interesting. The guide was so knowledgable, she sat us all down and spent at least 30 minutes talking about the slave underground, giving us so much information - even singing songs to highlight how they were used as a communication tool

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

BF and I joined a tour that was being given to a class of 9-10 year old students. I was a little embarrassed to be intruding on their tour, but the teachers and the students were very gracious. The tour guide was excellent, very knowledgeable. She made sure everyone understood and took questions as we went. The tour ends in... More 

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Lehi, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative guides wonderful experience. More people need to know and understand how these underground railroads worked .we were also told how the slaves communicated with each other secretly.

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Thank Gina H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you come to Memphis, don't miss this gem. You get a personal tour for only $10.00 & the guide we had was a teacher. She covered the whole span of history from the slave ships coming across, the selling & trading, escaping via the underground, the quilt code, the abolishonist who owned the home, etc. There was so much... More 

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Glendora, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a must see for an exceptionally narrated glimpse of a not very proud time in US history. Expect to send a good hour on the tour.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a little off the beaten track in a residential area. There is a car park. Admission is $10 and it's open from 10am - 4pm (5pm in peak season). The tour was very interesting. It tells the story of slavery in America and the underground railroad system. This was the home of Jacob Burkle who provided refuge... More 

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Colorado City, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many people traveling to Memphis Tennessee will visit the Dr Martin Luther King national civil rights Museum at the Lorraine motel. However, at the other end of second Street lies and amazing historical site that is a must for anyone who wants to understand what it meant to be black in America during the slave trade. The Burkle estate museum... More 

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