National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
This project was long overdue in highlighting Cincinnati's place in the Underground Railroad history. After spending millions in tax money on not one, but two, new stadiums downtown, neither of which we needed, we do finally get our Freedom Center! And I am glad for that. However, I find it ironic that it was started not long after the riots a few years back and believe it is a statement our city is trying to make regarding expiation of their sins. In any case, it's long overdue. This project is so important that Oprah Winfrey showed up for the opening!
Another tie-in to the center is the fact that Harriet Beecher Stowr, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, placed many settings of her book in our Queen City possibly because she lived here for 18 years.
When I popped by there one Friday in January to take a photo I saw lots of busses bringing the school kids to the center which is really fantastic! This is definitely a museum you should put on your Must-See list when you visit Cincinnati.
$12 - general admission
$10 - seniors (60 )
$8 - children 6-12
Please order tickets on-line.
Photo: January & August 2005
The Freedom Center is a must for all people to see in Cincinnati.
I am a history buff and enjoy visiting places that help show the history of Americans of African descent. This place I could have spent the whole day in and still come back.
It is also a place that shows how everyone needs peace from India to Columbia to America. It is definitely worth a trip to Cincinnati.
This is a fairly new museum depicting Slavery in the US and the people who who subverted the system to bring freedom to slaves by means of the secret network known as the Underground Railroad. The Museum is a little sparse on artifacts it relies mostly on storyboards and figuring out how to park there is quite a feat! Other than that its a nice musuem
This was a fascinating place that explores the legacy of the Underground railroad, many exhibitsof interest and fantastic short movies help you understand the plight of escaped slaves at this terrible time in our history