National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Pursuing inclusive freedom by promoting social justice for all, building on the principles of the Underground Railroad.

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MISSION: To pursue inclusive freedom by promoting social justice for all, building on the principles of the Underground Railroad.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY: The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a museum of conscience, an education center, a convener of dialogue, and a beacon of light for inclusive freedom around the globe. Rooted in the stories of the Underground Railroad, we illuminate the true meaning of inclusive freedom by presenting permanent and special exhibits that inspire, public programming that provokes dialogue and action, and educational resource that equip modern abolitionists.

The Freedom Center welcomes guests annually from across the globe, drawn to the organization by a desire to learn more about systems of human oppression and stories of human triumph.

The Freedom Center is recognized for its excellence in the museum field by accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums – an honor shared by just 6% of museums nationwide.

The Freedom Center is making its museum experience accessible to all guests, offering free admission on the fifth and third Sunday each month. Since the start of 2022, over 6,300 guests have taken advantage of free admission days, expanding the number of people learning about and being inspired to be advocates for equity.

The Freedom Center also welcomes over 10,000 students annually on field trips from schools and universities across the country, and serves an additional 10,000 educators through its online learning resources.

Woodrow Keown, Jr., President & COO
Ken Robinson, Board Chair
Eric Newsom, Vice President of Philanthropy
Cody Hefner, Vice President of Marketing & Communications

• Support the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s ongoing mission to ensure inclusive freedom for all by donating at

• Be an advocate or take action by participating in Freedom Center programming and ongoing dialogue to advance the cause of freedom by standing up and speaking out.

50 E. Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45203
(513) 333-7500

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