Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum#10 in Best Things To Do in Memphis
You'll get a different perspective of Memphis history if you spend some time at the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, which draws visitors back to the pre-Civil War era. Also known as the Burkle Estate (after the former owner, Jacob Burkle), the main house features artifacts portraying life in the South during the days of slavery. Also a stop along the Underground Railroad, the house is filled with secret passages and trap doors used by runaway slaves attempting to flee north to freedom.
Recent visitors agreed this is a worthwhile stop even if you aren't a history buff. They said the tour guides were informative and engaging and described the experience as a "moving history lesson," especially for children. Travelers warned that the neighborhood is a bit "run-down," but they also said that shouldn't deter you from visiting.
Located a little more than a mile north of downtown Memphis, the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum's hours vary by season, but generally it is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is plentiful and admission costs $12 for adults and $11 for college students, seniors and kids ages 4 to 17. According to recent visitors, paying in cash is appreciated. For more information, visit the museum's website.
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