African American Museum in Philadelphia

Center City East

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Museum dedicated to preservation & interpretation of African American heritage through exhibits, cultural programs & historical artifacts

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  • $10 for museum admission for two (up to a $20 value)
  • $20 for an individual membership (up to a $50 value)
  • $30 for a family membership (a $75 value)<p>

Memberships include free admission to the museum for a year in addition to a discount at the museum shop, invitations to exhibit openings and special events, discounted admission to Art Sanctuary, and reciprocal memberships to the Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia History and the National Museum of American Jewish History.

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African American Museum in Philadelphia

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.

Customer Reviews

235 Ratings

Way smaller than I expected. Still an interesting museum. Got to learn and see a lot about AAs in Philly.
Brittney G. · November 26, 2016
This is a Nice museum and has great exhibits. The only criticism I have is that it is kind of small. You could go through the entire museum in an hour and a half.
Neejla M. · September 18, 2016
The artwork and the displays were educational and thought provoking. When you first walk in, the information shouts at you and forces you to listen and contemplate. There was so much history that I was not familiar with that it was overwhelming in a good way. I will certainly tell everyone to attend. They are in for a treat.
Carol · September 12, 2016
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    Center City East

    701 Arch St.

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

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