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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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This tour was very informative. The guide was very knowledgeable and descriptive. As she spoke, you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elaine R
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Enlightening and sobering

A one hour visit that everyone should make while in Memphis. The tour guides are knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charlie P
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Centreville, Virginia
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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 good21%
  • 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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"tour guides were knowledgeable"
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"eye opening"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This tour was very informative. The guide was very knowledgeable and descriptive. As she spoke, you can see the passion in which she spoke. It was a small house with LOTS of information. Reasonably priced and not far out of the way from all the...More

Thank Elaine R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A one hour visit that everyone should make while in Memphis. The tour guides are knowledgeable and passionate about the history of slavery and the will of the human spirit. This building was a stop on the Underground Railroad and is a treasure to be...More

Thank Charlie P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great with free parking. Tour guide told many stories. HUGE group in such a small house. At a minimum of 50? People? Wonder how such an old building can support weight of so many. Fascinating history. Would loved to have spent a few minutes in...More

Thank shirley202
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enthusiastic staff, authentic refuge for run-away slaves. House is in need of serious repair; hope they can get sponsorship to restore it. Actually standing in tiny cellar where desperate people were hidden is a important experience for everyone. Need a car to get there, not...More

Thank cdickerson1965
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a must see when visiting Memphis. The staff is very knowledgeable and shared a wealth of information. It brought a realness to what I have learned through the years.

Thank TaritaA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't even begin to tell you how amazing this museum is. I wasn't sure when we pulled up, if it was going to be worth the visit or not. It was, many times over. Our guides were very informative and you could feel the...More

Thank rcg66
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is one of the best I have ever been in... I have always paid attention to slave history but I learned so much more!!! Don't miss this place and only $12 to get in and free parking...great guides!!!

Thank erclerk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see as there are so few stations on the Underground Railroad that are actually open to the public and where one can see where those seeking their freedom actually hid. Most stations are private homes. Others that are open (Rankin House) did not...More

Thank chiming j
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At first we were told we wouldnt be able to take the tour due to timing however, once we explained we were from out of town we were give the option of a shorter tour. The place definitely has a lot of history and it...More

Thank Raquel B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic. Learn a lot. So real it give you chills. A lot of the youth was blown away, never seen something up close and personal. Would go again. MRS C.

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erclerk
17 July 2018|
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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.
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Kzooband
6 April 2018|
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Response from Mary P | Reviewed this property |
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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Rebecca C
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