Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum set to reopen 3 months after pandemic closure

Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum set to reopen 3 months after pandemic closure
Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum is at 826 N. Second St. in Memphis. (Source: WMC)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Three months after the coronavirus pandemic reached the Mid-South, Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum will start the month of the July by reopening its doors.

The museum said it will follow all social distancing guidelines by:

  • Requiring all visitors to wear face mask.
  • Allowing only 25 visitors per hour.
  • Cleaning high-traffic areas throughout the day.
Slave Haven Museum in Memphis gives unique perspective on the Underground Railroad

The Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum is the former home of Jacob Burkle. Inside are photos, music and the museum’s most awe-inspiring aspect -- a trap door leading to Burkle’s cellar where runaway slaves would hide before heading north.

The museum reopens Wednesday, July 1 and will operate its regular summer hours Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum is at 826 N. Second St. in Memphis.

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