The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia

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  • 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 i...  more »
  • 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 acc...  more »
  • 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 num...  more »
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  • I've been to several African American museums in my travels, mainly in large cities, but I really expected more from the one in Philadelphia. After going to a few of the other museums which are right down the block, I expected this one to be of similar quality, as there's so much to share in relation to the black experience both nationally, and right here in Philly. Yes, there were a few really neat displays which were ingenious & fantastic, but to charge the same price as the other larger, more engaging museums in the area...? For that particular experience, which was also significantly shorter in duration, I feel it should have been maybe $7 or $8 , but not $14....Otherwise, the actors portraying various people on the video screens were great!
  • I had a great time there on my last visit. The have a exhibit that has actors broadcasted on screens. It blew me away. I recommend that anyone visiting or living in Philly take the time to come here.
  • My family went there on 12/25/2017 and we had a great time. My aunt wanted the entire family to understand and appreciate what sacrifice were made so that we could enjoy what we have now. We also got to participate in a private interactive African dance session...the entire experience was beautiful and we had a wonderful time.
  • It wasn't what I thought it would be, the historical information was great but I didn't see any artifacts. It seemed to be more like an art exhibit. The staff was great.
  • Nice place thought there would be more info about African history but instead have a lot of pictures of present day things
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