The Saturday of our stay in Cincinnati was filled to the brim with activities. We started out with brunch, and a visit to the Carew Tower, followed by a stroll down to the Ohio River. On our return to our hotel, we passed The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and were intrigued by what it had to offer.
Making our way inside to the ticket counter, we talked to the individual at the desk and learned about the exciting attractions taking place. During our visit, there was access to the full museum as well as the Rosa Parks Experience exhibit and the Nelson Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu exhibit. Because we were short on time, we opted to go with what the general admission price would get us: access to the museum’s 2nd and 3rd floors.
Many of the museums in the USA, if not all, are ran and displayed very well. There are many interactive pieces to each exhibit, all of which tell fascinating stories from the past. The stories available to us during our visit were those “heroes who created the secret network through which the enslaved could escape to freedom, the Underground Railroad” (freedomcenter.org). With that being said, the museum doesn’t focus only on slavery from the past, but also the evolved forms of slavery that is happening today. Below are some photos we took while there. We didn’t want to upload too much, in case you hope to visit.
This museum was a very eye-opening experience. Without giving too much away, we would definitely recommend a visit to this museum if you’re ever in Cincinnati – it is educational and a little bit difficult to get through at times, but worth every moment and emotion that you feel. Check out their website for more information.
Located at 50 E Freedom Way in Cincinnati, the museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm. General admission for adults is $15 (and worth every penny). Advance tickets (purchased online) are a discounted price, so book your visit ahead of time!
— The Calkins’
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