Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum

In the years immediately preceding the Civil War, Jacob Burlke operated the Memphis Stockyards at the side of the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum. Herdsmen seeking shelter and respite at Chelsea House found the stockyards a convenient custody station for their livestock.

Folklore persists, however, that the estate was also a haven for slaves escaping to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

A walk through this antebellum home is a journey through history, revealing secrets of its past that had been kept hidden for more than 100 years. As you descend the stairs into the dark, damp cellar and peer through the trapdoors and hidden passages where the fugitives were harbored, you get a glimpse of those turbulent times.


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Latitude: 35.164953 Longitude: -90.043293 Elevation: 253 ft
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Seasons Open

Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall

Hours Open

June-August: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; September-May: Monday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.


Adults: $10.00, Students: (4-17) $8.00

Accessibility Notes

The Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum is a local non-profit organization.

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