The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a global emblem of universal freedom, a museum of awareness, an education centre, and a discussion facilitator.  The Center encourages visitors to consider the significance of freedom in their own lives by providing insight into the movement for freedom in the past, present, and future. The site honours Cincinnati’s involvement in the Underground Railroad’s history when many slaves escaped to freedom by crossing the Ohio River from slave states in the south. Many people sought safety in the city, some remaining for a short time before going north to seek freedom in Canada. The Freedom Center carries on the legacy of those who risked their lives to ensure the safety of others. Find out and learn more about how millions escaped for freedom at this museum on your Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail.

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50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, United States

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  • Hours Open

    Monday - Tuesday Closed Wednesday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.