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The African American Museum in Philadelphia

701 Arch St., Seventh, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1504
+1 215-574-0380
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The museum covers the roots of African-Americans and their role in U.S. history, with a focus on the history and experience of slavery and captivity, as well as the development of Black culture.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good19%
  • Average33%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible5%
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701 Arch St., Seventh, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1504
City Center East
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"second floor"
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"historical figures"
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"african american experience"
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"rotating exhibits"
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"favorite part"
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"actors"
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"display"
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"life"
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"captions"
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"artists"
in 5 reviews
"provocative"
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"storyteller"
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"photographs"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits are very underwhelming. I would strongly urge the directors and curators to visit the Great Blacks In Wax Museum and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Maryland as a means to gauge the potential for a more comprehensive use of this valuable...More

Thank James D
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Can't give a full review as at the time the museum was undergoing a renovation or display update? So only really saw a few things. I was expecting more of an art museum but it's more of a historical institution. Did learn quite a bit...More

Thank souljazzblues
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This was a total disappointment. I was looking forward to getting an in-depth account of the African American heritage of the USA. Instead I got a single audio-visual presentation and some talking accounts and that was it. 30 minutes for my entry fee and I...More

Thank SnaxMuppet
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

One the first floor they have an interesting and detailed time line of important people and events from slavery to the civil rights movement. The second floor is the best part of the museum with a number of huge screens and brief films of actors...More

Thank Virginatraveler
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

The museum is wonderful, in a busy diverse neighborhood out of the downtown. Had a costumed storyteller and beautiful technology. We were very pleased

Thank Grandmama911
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

The museum presents the growth of a strong African American community in Philadelphia. It succeeded in informing us about well educated leaders, both male and female, in the City of Brotherly Love which was not always brotherly nor lovely. Our favorite part was the interactive...More

Thank CyndyandByron
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

I should note we went on a day when a whole section of the museum was closed for refurb. I have lived in Philly for 19 ears and never been to the AAMP. I finally visited and was a bit disappointed. I was expecting more...More

Thank BostnChicago
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

My family reunion group enjoyed our visit. I especially enjoyed the artwork. Our docent Richard was a phenomenal in helping us to visualize the struggles of our Texas and Virginia ancestors. His discussion helped our younger family members understand the need to maintain personal family...More

Thank joywall75
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Admittance price was reduced as only two sections were open due to the others being revamped, so can't comment on the whole experience. What was open was very interesting and served to underline the long process of removing slavery. A timeline of the process might...More

Thank Jambungo
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

We were so glad we had time to visit The African American Museum of Philadelphia. They have some different and distinct pieces and exhibits that I have never seen anywhere else. Many of the exhibits are very interactive.

Thank LoveToGo37
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