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If you want to become acquanted with the history of African Americans in Philadelphia, this is a great place to visit. You'll find lots of stuff not found in the mainstream history books. The museum is not very large, but nicely layed out.
I was very disappointed in this Museum. Not much of interest. Some of the talking exhibits didn't work and were not well done. They threw a few big pictures up on the wall and called it a Museum. I would not recommend it. We were...More
Check the temporary exhibitions before coming here. They'll weigh heavily on whether or not you should attend.
I loved the 2nd floor, which had a live actor recounting the fascinating story of Henry "Box" Brown, who mailed himself out of slavery. There were also super...More
Even though the museum isn’t that big there is still a lot to see and experience. The museum is unique because most of the information is delivered via video role play of historical figures
At the display historical figures( via actors) discuss important moments in...More
On a full week’s vacation for the Wawa Welcome America Festival in Philadelphia, we went to The African American Museum of Philadelphia on the sponsored day for free admission for a self-guided tour.
The round first display area near the entrance had images on one...More
A friend and I visited during the many free activities during 4th of July festivities and the museum was packed. We were met by many characters in period costumes and enjoyed the interaction of the staff. The first floor displays were interesting to read but...More
As someone who has been to many different museums mostly in the midwest dedicated to African American history; this one was definitely lacking and left my children feeling like we were ripped off. With all the low cost to free events to do in Philadelphia;...More
I expected a well-developed panorama of the history of African-Americans in Philadelphia... and felt somewhat let down... The museum does have a very condensed summary of this on the first floor, but it seemed rather thin... The second floor was the most interesting part of...More