FEEL THE HISTORY

THE SLAVE TRADE, RUNAWAY SLAVES, THE MESSAGE SYSTEM
AND TRAVEL PATTERNS OF ESCAPING SLAVES.

AN INTRODUCTION

SLAVERY IN AMERICA BEGAN AS A PART OF LONG HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN GOODS AND PEOPLE.

In one of the largest forced migrations in history, millions of Africans crossed the Atlantic from the 16th to the 19th centuries through the horrific “Middle Passage.”
THE ANTISLAVERY MOVEMENT

COTTON WAS KING IN MEMPHIS

In the mid-1800s, the need for free labor was in high demand.
FEEL THE HISTORY
The house opened as a museum in 1997 and is decorated with 19th-century furnishings and artifacts and served as part of the overall civil rights heritage of Memphis.
A WALKTHROUGH HISTORY
A WALK THROUGH THIS ANTEBELLUM HOME IS A JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY
Explore revealing secrets of its past that had been kept hidden for more than 100 years.

COME VISIT US

TOUR HOURS

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY

JUNE 1  – AUGUST 31

10AM – 5PM
TOURS GIVEN HOURLY

SEPTEMBER 1  – MAY 31

10AM – 4PM
TOURS GIVEN HOURLY

Reservations for groups required. Individual reservations advised. Mask wearing required.

Slave-Haven-Logo

826 North Second Street | P.O. Box 3142 | Memphis | TN 38173
 901.527.3427 / 901.527.7711   EMAIL US