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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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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