Sure the neighborhood is a bit rough and rundown, but don't let it deter you. The museum is packed with information about the military history of African American soldiers. Not only is it housed in the original building, but it contains a cell phone tour and interactive exhibits...for free. And of cell phone navigation isn't an option. There is video narration, too. After my one year old had a meltdown, we sat outside in the memory garden and talked with one of the locals who was passing through. All in all, we had a very pleasant experience.