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Chinese American Museum

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Interesting and informative

Great little free museum filled with parts of a former Chinese drugstore and displays of Chinese... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
North Canton, Ohio

Its a small museum with lots of interesting displays. Its a great way to look back on the... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Vicki D
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great little free museum filled with parts of a former Chinese drugstore and displays of Chinese culture in America. Interesting information on how Chinese immigrants were treated in the U.S.A. and their struggle to be treated as citizens with civil rights. It was pretty clear...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Its a small museum with lots of interesting displays. Its a great way to look back on the contributions of the chinese immigrants . Lovely way to spend an hour or so.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Vicki D
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Located near Chinatown, this small museum offers several displays of the history related to Chinese Americans in US and LA. Given the museum has free admission, I think it offers a good overview for locals and tourists. Worth visiting if one is in the area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Blues_3000
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Took my son to the Chinese American Museum. Nice little place, very enlightening as to the Chinese experience in Los Angeles.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Grover M
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We recently made a day of seeing a handful of the small museums in this area and the Chinese American Museum was definitely one of the nicer ones. It is a very small museum and I think could be cooler. The storytelling of the museum...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Bostonsavatage
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Interesting ongoing timeline exhibition "Journeys" about the Chinese migration to California, federal laws and other challenges. Fascinating Chinese Caribbean exhibition on the 2nd floor with videos. Didn't have time to visit the Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in LA. Very informative receptionist. Free...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank DeborahandAndy
Reviewed 24 August 2017

After our lunch in Olvera Street, we were surprised to find this museum of Chinese American History in the center of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Located in the red brick Garnier Building (the last surviving structure in LA's Chinatown), you are instantly transported to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Joan H
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I found this place while visiting El Pueblo at Olvera St. I found it fascinating. It is a well thought out and very engaging museum. It is small so it won't take a long time, and it is worth the visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank bkute65
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Really well thought out museum with well-curated exhibits - it's also FREE, which is a huge plus. Temporary exhibit is on Asian-American Political Activism and it was super interesting to delve into that topic. One star off for the hours - 10:00AM to 3:00PM is...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jsleos
Reviewed 4 February 2017

December 31, 2016 - While visiting our Los Angeles friend, we stopped in several museums in El Pueblo de Los Angeles historical monument area. One of the museums we visited was the Chinese American Museum, free entrance but donations if you can. The museum is...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank JerryH9905
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