African American Museum in Philadelphia

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701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Open All Hours
+12155740380
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If art hits the spot, peruse piece after piece at African American Museum in Philadelphia. If you're looking for a fun time, make plans to visit this museum.

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    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Mon-Wed
    Closed
    Thu-Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Report | 13 days ago
This is a must see. I enjoyed every exhibit. You will learn so much information encouraging innovative thoughts and ideas. I do not want to give too much information because I feel readers should go experience this museum for themselves. I recommend this place 100%.
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Report | 24 days ago
Definitely interactive and beautiful !
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Report | a month ago
Great interactive displays for kids
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Report | a month ago
It was an awesome experience so much history.
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Report | 2 months ago
Very good history on the slaves and the different perspectives depending on if the African American was a musician, housemaid or lawyer as trade.
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Report | 3 months ago
It was an awesome experience! I loved to Draptomania exhibit! Amazing! I recommend it to any and everyone.
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Report | 3 months ago
The art exhibits were beautiful
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Report | 3 months ago
I loved going to this museum with my wife. We learn that that we are not paying enough attention to our American history with the rich African history our regular citizens do not learn about in school. We need much more education, and time to learn how much people contributed to building our nation, and so many people who are not white. It was a wonderful day, and the interactive screens made you feel like you were talking to the actual people.
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Report | 3 months ago
Great place. Been to many African American museum this was one of the best.
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Great experience. Go early during in the day during the week to avoid crowds.
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Since its founding in 1976, the African American Museum in Philadelphia has worked to preserve and honor African Americans' heritage through exhibitions, collections, and cultural programs. Four galleries contain exhibits delving into themes including the African diaspora, African American life in Philadelphia, and contemporary African American narratives. The core exhibition, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776–1876, showcases a timeline detailing how African Americans lived in that era, and brings key historical figures to life through 10 life-size video projections. Visitors can interact with each of the projections, listening to their stories and requesting further topics of discussion, such as the Internet's role in their lives. Another gallery focuses on African American life post-emancipation leading up to the modern day. In addition to engaging exhibitions, the museum also boasts an extensive collection of historical artifacts, including Negro league baseball memorabilia, records, musical instruments, photographs, and the time machine that was used to retrieve each item.

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Sun
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon-Wed
Closed
Thu-Sat
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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