Permanent Exhibits


Through permanent and traveling exhibits, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center shares the stories of freedom’s heroes, from the era of the Underground Railroad to contemporary times, challenging and inspiring us all.

Suite for Freedom

Suite for Freedom is a brief orientation film that introduces the Freedom Center Experience.

Invisible: Slavery Today

Invisible: Slavery Today is the world's first museum-quality, permanent exhibition on the subjects of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

Brothers of the Borderland

Brothers of the Borderland immerses guests in a thrilling flight to freedom, showcasing the courage and cooperation of John Parker and Rev. John Rankin as they aid a woman risking everything to flee slavery.

The Slave Pen

The Slave Pen, built in the early 1800's, was recovered from a farm in Mason County, Kentucky, less than 60 miles from the Freedom Center.

ESCAPE! Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad

ESCAPE! Freedom Seekers and the Underground Railroad uses storytelling, role-playing and hands-on activities to present accounts of courage, perseverance and cooperation.

From Slavery to Freedom

From Slavery to Freedom portrays three centuries of slavery from its introduction into the Americas to its abolition at the end of the American Civil War.

The Struggle Continues

The Struggle Continues examines the desire to fight for freedom around the world and reminds us that slavery in many forms and guises continues to exist in the world around us.

Open Your Mind: Understanding Implicit Bias

Implicit bias is defined as the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner.

Special Exhibitions

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center hosts a variety of traveling exhibitions throughout the year. See what we’re hosting now.