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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center


Open 10am - 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday
Adult admission costs $12; tickets for children ages 3 to 12 are $8; and entry for seniors is $10.
lat: 39.0976274 long: -84.5112545

Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center museum is one of the most unique, culturally enriching, and historically significant spots in all of the Queen City. Nestled between Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ballpark on the Banks of the Ohio River, this museum is in the heart of Cincinnati. 

For decades, Black Americans risked their lives to cross the river to achieve their hopes and dreams in the Northern United States or Canada. It is believed that some 100,000 people made the journey from the deep south into the north for freedom and the hope that they may one day be treated as equals. Today, the hopes, trials, tribulations, horrors, courage, and fortitude of the enslaved black people, escapees, and abolitionists are commemorated in this museum. 

With exhibits ranging from the hardships of slavery, escaping the south, and black culture-to contemporary life of African-Americans in this country, this museum is perception changing. For a truly unique, enriching, and fascinating experience, head to Cincinnati’s Underground Railroad Freedom Center on the banks of the mighty Ohio.

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