National Underground Railroad Freedom Center


We reveal stories about freedom's heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom today. The Freedom Center's physical location in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, is just a few steps from the banks of the Ohio River, which separated slave from free states in the period of American history when slavery was sanctioned in law and supported as a critical component of the national economy. Our museum tells that story in major exhibits and programs that have attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors since opening in August 2004.

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