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Museum of African American History

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An excellent hour

At the end of a day following the Freedom Trail in Boston, we arrived at the Museum with just an... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Small and well worth a visit

I am not well-versed in African American History, and that is why I visited the museum. This... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

At the end of a day following the Freedom Trail in Boston, we arrived at the Museum with just an hour left til closing time. We joined a small group who were hearing about the history of the first black church in Boston, dedicated in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

I am not well-versed in African American History, and that is why I visited the museum. This museum is small and well-done, which makes me feel interested and engaged. As other reviewers noted the talk at the meeting house was well worth it; I really...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The exhibition on Douglas and photography is interesting. Unfortunately in one interactive panel it features Douglas’ visits to Britain in 1847 and refers to his reception in Belfast ( Ireland) without mentioning the visits he made to Dublin and Cork. The published work on the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

My husband and I stopped into this museum as it has become a goal of ours to check out more of the local historical sites. I had seen that there was a museum there and was looking forward to learning more history. It is a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

My friend and I visited this museum on a rainy day. The museum is not as well know as some of the others in Boston, but my friend and I agree that it is totally deserves to be. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

This museum served as the center of Boston's African American community through the 1800's. Small in size, but not in history, make it a point to visit. You can attend a talk in the meeting house where you are educated in Boston's history on slavery....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

The museum is small and limited in displays, but is still worth a visit for the sheer magnitude of the historical importance of the site. Make sure you attend the talk in the meeting house/church. I heard Adam speak (I think it was Adam, 1pm...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Small but important site of some pretty amazing history. The building is beautifully restored and the tours while short are very informative.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

We started with the African American Heritage Tour which ended at this Museum. The tour was great and the museum had some significant information on Frederick Douglas. I have visited his homesite in Washington and this Museum had a slightly different view point with the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Reginald R
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Very disappointed with this "museum". All it had was a bunch of words on boards about Frederick Douglas. It wasn't a museum at all. I've seen the African American Museum in TN as well as the exhibits at the WWII Museum in New Orleans, and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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26 July 2017|
Response from Barra_123 | Reviewed this property |
It was a rainy day when I visited the Museum of African American History in Boston but I think I still could have enjoyed about an hour and a half, to two hours there. There was a really interesting exhibition on in the old... More