The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia

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  • 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 »
  • Small museum with little to see; did not fire no enthusiasm perhaps due to our little knowledge of the language. Some beautiful picture at 2nd floor and little more.
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  • The museum is wonderful, in a busy diverse neighborhood out of the downtown. Had a costumed storyteller and beautiful technology. We were very pleased  more »
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  • For me,not enough of black art. When playing the portrayal of the black stories(characters) it's very hard to here,when another one is playing.The top floor was closed.They want 14.00 dollars. 2.00 dollars with your access card which is great. Most time you will spend in there close to an hour. It's very hard to read in the dark.Where they have some of the stories about how things were. Who what and were. It was ok.
  • Need more interesting and informative exhibits. Lots of blank space. Better space utilization necessary. Poor traffic flow within museum. Very disappointed.
  • First level had some nice historical info. The other floors were not too interesting. If you are an art lover you may enjoy top two floors. I was long for, more history, not art.
  • Permanent interactive diorama a repeat educational experience. Art exhibit summer 2017 a must for any art oriented. Needs more small scale exhibits and prints or books for sale. Reproductions ! Loved it
  • Really disappointed I wasted my hard earned money coming here. There was only 1 half interesting floor and I couldn't even hear anything the "characters" were trying to say because they had an event going on and it was extremely loud. The place is just big and empty and uninteresting. They wouldn't even give me my money back when I spent less than 15 minutes inside. Very expensive at $14 dollars. I'm pretty upset right now.

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