Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum, Memphis

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  • We arrived at the museum after a recommendation from our hotel shuttle bus driver. It was completely unplanned but a really worthwhile detour from our plans. We were greeted by the two women who gave ...  more »
  • Well worth the visit. The tour takes about 90 minutes and runs continously - so you just join when you arrive. The guides are well informed and present a visual picture of the past. We learnt a lot of...  more »
  • The Buerkle house which was a refuge site in the Underground Railroad system which aided black people to escape slavery is an excellent small museum depicting their plight and journey. The house and a...  more »
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  • Slave Haven was so informative. It was like no other museum that I have visited. We went down to the cellar where slaves hid until it was safe for them to leave. It was an experience that I have never encountered. I can't imagine what the slaves endured but I imagined it for that moment. It was educational and sad at the same time. There were people that actually shed tears during the tour. We have watched movies about slaves on t.v. but when you stand where they have stood, it brings a clearer understanding of history. This is a must see if you live in Memphis or visiting here.
  • Very moving experience. The guides are excellent and passionate about sharing their knowledge. The stories you will hear are both heartbreaking and courageous. You may get shivers down your spine, you may even shed a few tears; but you will leave empowered by the determination of the human spirit.
  • Slave Haven is a great place to learn about Memphis history, it holds so many stories our children need to hear. This location has the truth on what Black people had to go through while being slaves. Our tour guide was Excellent and knowledgeable she was patient and engaging with the group. One of the Best tours I haven been on in Memphis... Great educational tour.
  • The people are so super friendly and accommodating. They are also super-knowledgeable. It I is quite an experience and one that you will not want to miss. I think it took us about an hour. There is a gift shop. It's a good story behind it all. Be sure and check out the basement.
  • Very highly recommend. This is a great way to learn what schools don't have/take time to teach anymore. Very educational and informative. Great for kids & adults.
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