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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.
  • Excellent70%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“runaway slaves” (17 reviews)
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826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107-2302
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+1 901-527-3427
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"underground railroad"
in 168 reviews
"slave trade"
in 39 reviews
"runaway slaves"
in 17 reviews
"small house"
in 20 reviews
"sweet chariot"
in 13 reviews
"trap door"
in 12 reviews
"safe haven"
in 9 reviews
"safe house"
in 6 reviews
"slaves hid"
in 6 reviews
"tour guide"
in 39 reviews
"eye opening"
in 13 reviews
"black history"
in 8 reviews
"learning experience"
in 8 reviews
"wealth of information"
in 8 reviews
"american history"
in 15 reviews
"history lesson"
in 11 reviews
"their lives"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Didnt know much about this before I went but do now! A fascinating insight to the underground movement to help free slaves. Definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to this museum and the experience was unforgettable. Our tour guide (all tours are guided) was wonderful and we both learned so much. It can be cramped when there are a lot of people but it was definitely not something...More

2  Thank kauffmanjc
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thought tour would be about underground railroad for slaves, however, it was what happened before getting to RR. The experiences which occurred to get them to freedom. Interesting tour. Narrator was interesting & knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone who is interested in slave history.

Thank 161carolep
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Alana T, Manager at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and thank you for coming!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Slave Haven Museum on a Monday morning for the first tour of the day. Unfortunately the guide was more than 15 minutes late but was very apologetic when she arrived. The tour is very interesting with lots of information. I...More

1  Thank Ladyhawk217230
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Alana T, Manager at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yes, both of my guides called in at the last minute but we got everything on track quickly. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is not only a house built for and used for the underground railroad that had been in the family for years, but a wonderful description of the life back in the early to mid 1800s. Our guide presented a wealth of information on the...More

2  Thank 2015birdwoman
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Alana T, Manager at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you!

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Lots of verbal history along with the artifacts in the home. Perhaps the most interesting thing we learned was about the quilts that the slaves would make & hang out to "air out" that different designs told run away slaves to take a different path...More

1  Thank soonerlegend
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

My wife and I can across this museum by chance. What a thought provoking place to visit. Staff on hand were deeply knowledgeable on slavery in general and also particulars pertaining to Memphis. As two citizens from the UK it was difficult not feel an...More

1  Thank Marc W
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Alana T, Manager at Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your thoughtful input.

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful and informative experience! This tour is enlightening even to those who are familiar with slave history. The speakers are very informative and knowledgeable.

Thank Jeri B
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

I'm African american and my husband is Mexican american and we both really learned a lot from this stop. DEFINITELY worth it to take the tour. We already have family that travel through all the time planning to make the stop.

2  Thank rachealmartinez
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This is the most thought provoking tour of all the ones I visited on holiday... it was just by chance that we went.. one of the staff in our hotel took us on the last morning before we were heading home from holiday...the day before...More

2  Thank Alex D
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Kzooband
6 April 2018|
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Response from Nathan H | Reviewed this property |
What is their age? My five year old went and did well. You know your children best. We have discussions of slavery in my house often, so nothing is new to my children. It’s just being able to see more artifacts and hear more... More
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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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