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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.
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  • Average31%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible5%
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701 Arch St, Seventh, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1504
City Centre East
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are in the area, this is definitely worth a visit. They have an interesting exhibit on the second floor where you can follow the experiences of Philadehlphians. If you've been to the African American Wax Museum in Baltimore, it's smaller in comparison. You...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

On my way to the American Constitution Center I stopped at the African American Museum in the City’s Historic District, on 7th and Arch Streets. Dedicated to recording and illustrating the life of African Americans, two exhibits were of special interest to me, seemingly bookending...More

Thank Elisabeth B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Loved the intro overview of African-American history in Philly, and the super cool vignettes of Philadelphians on second floor. I’d definitely like to see more about history, but we spent about an hour there, which maxes out the teen’s attention time anyway. Good book selection...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I visited the AAMP, as it's called, yesterday. I would agree with other reviews that it may be a bit underwhelming. That being said it was very educational, with the African American experience and influence of Philadelphia. I did enjoy the Black Pulp exhibits and...More

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

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

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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

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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 11 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

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