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826 N. 2nd St. Memphis, Tn

The small white house at 826 N. Second St, could very possibly be historically significant in regards to the pre-abolishment of slavery in America. Then again, it very well may not be. This home, built in 1849, is said to have assisted slaves as part of the Underground Railroad. Formerly known as the Burkle Estate, the Slave Haven Underground Railroad and Museum claims to have played a role in setting slaves free, via it’s supposed underground tunnels. It is said that these tunnels abetted in the guiding of slaves to just north of town, where they could then take a boat up river to northern cities. However, many historians have rebuked this, stating that there is no evidence of “underground tunnels,” Never the less, this present day museum displays numerous artifacts, and presents tours daily.

 

June – August

Mon – Sat

10am – 5pm

 

September – May

Mon – Sat

10am – 4pm