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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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Absolutely must visit here when in Memphis

A fascinating place to visit with guided tours of the original house of the 1850's. A real... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steven M
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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This is a must see museum, especially for African-Americans. The tour guides are very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tim J
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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.
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826 N 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38107-2302
+1 901-527-3427
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A fascinating place to visit with guided tours of the original house of the 1850's. A real eye-opener of a dark period in history and incredibly well explained. Only takes an hour or so to visit and not expensive do a must do whilst in...More

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see museum, especially for African-Americans. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and make the museum come alive. The original artifacts along with the spoken history made the tour nothing short of amazing. I have been multiple times and learn something different...More

Thank Tim J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum provides a truly unique experience not only for history lovers but for everyone. The guides do a remarkable job of bringing the story of the underground railroad to life combining the stories of the runaway slaves with the history...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We liked it and glad we went but the guides seemed so angry to us. I know they have a history to tell and it is so important to be heard, which is why we went. I just wish there was more love and reaching...More

4  Thank WaikikiBeach1
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

If you are in Memphis it will be worth your time (45 min tour) to see this museum. Just minutes from downtown on 2nd st. Very interesting

Thank Dick P
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

A small, quirky museum but the people thete are right on top of their game. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and great communicators. The visit took the form of a guided tour. So much history and information provided about the time and people and kept grounded by the...More

Thank WingerJack
Reviewed 4 September 2018

House and tour were very interesting. I learned a lot and appreciated the ability to experience some history first hand.

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 31 August 2018

A great history lesson and it made our visit to Memphis. An old house with history regarding the Underground Railroad.

Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I thought this was a fabulous tour. The reason for it being fabulous was our tour guide. She was an extremely knowledgeable and passionate lady. It is sad that I didn’t know more about the American slave trade, but I do now. I think this...More

1  Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The site overall is interesting to see but a lot of updates have been made to the home so it begs the question if everything you're being told is accurate. I'm sure they had to go through whatever is required to qualify as a historic...More

3  Thank FrugallyPicky
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Response from Edward W | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was $12 for adults. We were with a school trip. For the history it was worth it.
6 April 2018|
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I would have no problem having my grandkids attend this tour. I’d give it a G to PG rating. The guides were very thorough and knowledgeable. That signals to me that they know how to present to various age groups. The only... More
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