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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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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 3 days ago

The Slave Haven Museum is one of the most moving and memorable places I've ever seen. We visited on June 23, 2017. To actually hear the story of Jacob Burkle's secret, see where some slaves escaped to freedom, yet also see the shackles and chains,...More

Thank Anita J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The tour of this town Underground Railroad site begins with a powerful and moving history of slavery in the US and Memphis in particular. This history is brought to life by the various artefacts at the museum, including shackles, tones and branding irons used on...More

1  Thank Lee D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best museums detailing the history of slavery, Underground Railroad and the atrocities against a culturally diverse people and their ancestors. The storytelling is direct and truthful, and as one of the guides stated when describing life on a plantation and...More

2  Thank Mzsbach47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was amazed at all I learned at this museum...and we were only able to stay for about 20 minutes so missed most of the tour/talk!! The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and glad to answer questions. The rest of the staff was very friendly...More

1  Thank Carolyn J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The awesome Trina from our hotel, the Holiday Inn, Memphis on Division Street, recommended the Slave Haven as a prequel to the Civil Rights Museum. She was right, as always. Trina is ALWAYS right and we love her. An unflinching, brutal and must see for...More

Thank suzhoye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you come to visit Memphis you better put this on top of your list. We did the civil rights museum 1st and this 2nd. The ladies that took us thru that day were so genuine and knowledgeable with the details and history of this...More

1  Thank Barr22us
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The slave haven museum is quite small but it is the original house which was used as part of the Underground Railroad sending slaves North into freedom. There were two guides covering different parts of the tour and both were excellent with a great deal...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First I called ahead, early the day before, to see I could join one of the three-hour tours they offer of 30 sites. It turns out that they need ten people to form a tour. The friendly person I spoke with said there wasn't a...More

Thank An0nyMs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Powerful horrifying and inspiring all at the same time! The docents made this museum come alive. Small house that was used as part of the underground railway for slaves fleeing to the north for freedom. Yes yes yes

1  Thank SanMo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend you visit slave haven before the civil rights museum because you truly get to understand the back story to why Martin Luther King fought, along with other civil rights leaders, so valiantly for equal rights for the black community many years later....More

2  Thank LMargaret W
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1 October 2017|
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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.
16 April 2017|
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Response from LHelker | Reviewed this property |
I'm really surprised to see this question. We didn't experience any rudeness whatsoever. They were short-handed the day we were there, and the register's computer wasn't working right - either of which would make me cranky... More
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7 October 2016|
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Response from Kaytrana W | Reviewed this property |
a very small gift shop.