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.
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.