Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum Director Elaine Turner has issued an invitation to come see why MSN.Com has listed the historic site as one of the best places to visit in the United States during Black History Month.
Slave Haven is joined by the Stax Museum of Soul Music and the National Civil Rights Museum as part of a guide crediting must-see African American history sites present throughout the nation.
“We are elated to be listed on such a prestigious list of African American institutions in the United States that serve as a platform to interpret and share the achievements and struggles of African Americans that are essential to this country’s history,” Turner said.
Located at 826 North Second Street on land once known as the Burkle Estate, Slave Haven served as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
“It is a breathtaking monument to endurance and democracy,” said Turner. “Visitors can feel the perseverance of the enslaved Africans who would not stop fighting to gain their freedom, but also the risks taken by the visionary abolitionists who were the upholders of American democracy.”