The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia

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TripAdvisor
  • 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 l...  more »
  • 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 a...  more »
  • A great place to take a class or a group of children. The museum has 4 levels ad is accessible to a wheelchair (I believe) It covers the entire African American experience.  more »
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  • Great exhibits and community based activities. On the evening that a friend and I went, the museum partnered with Scribe Video for a panel discussion and screening of the film "Daughters of the Dust". Great event.
  • Wish I could give it no stars. Expensive and unappealing. Didn't know what to expect but I definitely didn't expect to be underwhelmed. This museum lacks character and spirit, it's purpose is vague and convoluted. It doesn't educate or inspire. They had an exhibit for world peace that seemed more like a LGBT public service announcement. My child's elementary school for black history month put together a better exhibit. We bought tickets for 2 adults and a child and thought we would get something of value. Instead we got bamboozled by an empty and uninteresting building space. Only thing positive was that it was designed with ramps to get from floor to floor in consideration for wheelchair access. Save your time and money. They should be paying you to come there.
  • To be honest, this museum was very weak for an exhibit. Fortunately for me, I was able to get the student discount. The floors were very subtitle and didn't really showcase African Americans. It was just framed photos and some standing pieces that was mesmerizing but it didn't flow. Disappointed...
  • Thought provoking, especially for a foreigner who heard of some of the recent struggles from afar. A must see.
  • Lots of unknown facts were uncovered here. Inspiring to know the things people have overcome