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DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago

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3.8/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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  • Great find for my hubby and myself. We went on a Sunday by chance when the entry was free. We went to the Harold Washington branch. Wonderful museum chronicling the history of African Americans, the c...  read more »
  • Good museum with free admission on Sundays. I liked the military and Afro-Cuban exhibits. The Jim Crow regalia was powerful. 
  • This small but comprehensive African American Museum is a must see if you are interested in the subject matter. Exhibits from Slavery through modern day politics (an exhibit featuring the tenure of Ch...  read more »
  • The museum is nice, clean, and informative. I think some of the exhibits are really spread out and could use more content. My son purchased a necklace from the gift store that broke right off his neck no sooner than we left. Everything else we purchased seems to still be fine. Statues were a. It expensive not sure how authentic they are. Staff was courteous and parking was a bit confusing, but ended up being on the street. We were allowed pics without the flash and they have an area set up to tell your story if you'd like about your life back during civil rights
  • Situated in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, this museum is enriched with lots of history.We went there, taking advantage of their free admission days. Free admissions are on Sundays but one can always contribute in way of donation or their gift shop. Lots of information about the contribution done by the Afro american and Cuban Americans in the history of American evolution. I would encourage families with kids to visit here. Our 2 hrs well spent.
  • My experience was just ok, not very interactive and alot of reading required for those not familiar with African American history. I was disappointed and expected to see more of what I didn't already know. The exhibit of Mayor Harold Washington was great.
  • This museum is educationally and culturally rich. Between beautiful art and jolting wake up calls of history, I was engaged the entire time I was in there.
  • It was ok. I expected a lot more, but it was ok for what it was. I wouldn't recommend it for families with young kids because there were no interaction for them.
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