African – American Museum in Philadelphia
Type: History Museums, Museums
Built on the grounds of a historic black community, and just a few blocks from the Liberty Bell, this is the country's first museum devoted to African-American history and culture, with more than... Read More
Built on the grounds of a historic black community, and just a few blocks from the Liberty Bell, this is the country's first museum devoted to African-American history and culture, with more than 400,000 items on display. Exhibits cover the arts, education, the Civil Rights Movement, family life, medicine, politics, sports, and technology as these issues relate to African-American culture. Frequent lectures, workshops, performances, and seminars take place at the museum, as well. Children may be interested in the section dedicated to how stars of the Negro leagues compared to white players of the time. Singers, artists and prominent city African Americans are featured.
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
- Admission Adult $10; Senior $8; Student $8; Child (4-12) $8
- Museums: "The museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian, so watch for exhibits based on national and international trends."
- Best for Museums Because: Known for its cultural diversity, Philadelphia seems a fitting destination for a museum dedicated to the history of the African American citizen.