America is the land of the free, so why not visit a museum that honors those who struggled for freedom? If you’re in Cincinnati, you can do just that!
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center was created to tell the story of those who struggled for the freedom that the country has today, through exhibits and programs that the whole family can understand and appreciate.
Kids – do you know what the center refers to by the Underground Railroad? Well, if you thought it’s an actual underground railroad, you’d be wrong! In fact, it refers to a secret network of escape routes that actually existed in the years leading up to that infamous Civil War.
One of those routes passed right into Cincinnati! These were used by slaves who were trying to escape, so they could flee through states where slavery was legal. Along the way, they were given help and shelter by those who opposed it. What an incredible story! And that is just one of the stories that you can learn all about during your visit at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
The center also has children-focused activities so they can learn all about this fascinating history, and how people with diverse backgrounds are wiling to help one another. An invaluable lesson!
In addition to the permanent exhibits, the center has changing exhibits and events throughout the year so there will always be something that you can see that’s new.
So next family day out, why not visit the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and learn all about history and the human spirit first hand!