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The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a museum which pays tribute to the history of Underground Railroad in Ohio. It is located in the downtown of Cincinnati which has historical meaning in the history of slavery and freedom in the Underground Railroad. The center was established in 2004 after a decade of fund raising. A total of $110 million was used to construct the 158,000-square foot building. It has three ?celebrating pavilions? called courage, cooperation, and perseverance.

The center?s main feature is a two-story log pen which was built in 1830. This pen was once used to house the slaves who were in line of auction for shipping. This structure was originally located at Mason County, Kentucky. It remains it original structure composition like the fireplace, the stone floors, and the iron rings in large logs where slaves were chained. These shackle rings were located in second floor where slave men were detained while the women were in the fireplace to cook.

The Freedom Center also features ?Suite for Freedom Theater? wherein a series of animated films about freedom are shown. It specifically shows a historical film of the struggle of freedom related to Underground Railroad slavery. The center mounts also an interactive exhibit entitled ?ESCAPE! Freedom Seekers? and screens a film entitled ?Brothers of Borderland? which highlights the story of the escape of slaves crossing the Ohio River.
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