National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a museum of conscience, an education center, a convener of dialogue, and a bea­con of light for inclusive freedom around the globe.

Our physical location in downtown Cincinnati is just a few steps from the banks of the Ohio River, the great natural barrier that separated the slave states of the South from the free states of the North. Since opening in 2004, we have filled a substantial void in our nation’s cultural heritage. Rooted in the stories of the Underground Railroad, we illuminate the true meaning of inclusive freedom by presenting permanent and special exhibits that inspire, public programming that provoke dialogue and action, and educational resources that equip modern abolitionists.


To pursue inclusive freedom by promoting social justice for all, building on the principles of the Underground Railroad.


The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is the preeminent cultural learning center for inclusive freedom — locally, nationally and globally.

Make Your Event Unforgettable

Event Spaces

The museum offers several spaces to choose from within the facility. Please note: Some spaces are only available outside museum hours.

All-Museum Rental 

Rent the entire Museum exclusively for your special event.

  • Includes all exhibits
  • Exclusive use of all public and private event spaces

Grand Hall & Terrace.

The Grand Hall surrounds guests with Italian stone, a winding marble staircase and floor-to-ceiling windows. At 6,816-square-feet, the Grand Hall is large enough to accommodate statement weddings or corporate meetings.

  • Includes center of second floor space and bridges
  • Cocktail Reception: 350 maximum
  • Dinner Seating: 350 maximum

Third Floor & Eternal Flame Terrace.

At 4,454 square feet, our third floor space is ideal for cocktail receptions and after-dinner festivities. Step on onto the terrace and enjoy stunning views of the Ohio Riverfront and Roebling Suspension Bridge.

  • Includes center of third floor space
  • Third floor terrace
  • Cocktail Reception: 200 maximum
  • Dinner Seating: 125 maximum

Harriet Tubman Theater.

The 300-seat Harriet Tubman Theater — featuring audiovisual equipment, a hardwood stage floor, and in-house AV staff — is ideal for lectures, film screenings, panel discussions and more.

  • Seating: 300 maximum
  • Includes separate street entrance

Discovery Room 1 

  • Seating: 70 maximum
  • Picturesque views of the downtown skyline

Discovery Room 2. 

  • Seating: 30 maximum
  • Ideal for breakout sessions

4th Floor Office 

  • Seating: 100
  • Open office space for meetings, seminars and workshops


  • Seating: 80 maximum
  • Ground level with exterior access

Outdoor Spaces

The museum is located in the heart of The Banks, a thriving entertainment district along Cincinnati’s waterfront. With several street level outdoor areas to choose from, this is could be the perfect location to stage your outdoor event. Please fill out the form below for pricing.

Address :

50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone : (513) 333-7500

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