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Afro-Antillian Museum (Museo Afro Antillano de Panama )

Calle 24 y Avenida Justo Arosemena | Barrio de Calidonia, Panama City, Panama
(507) 262-5348
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Ranked #44 of 58 attractions in Panama City
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Open Tuesday-Sunday, this museum pays tribute to the 30,000-plus black West Indians who made up the vast majority of the Canal’s foreign laborers,... more » Owner description: Open Tuesday-Sunday, this museum pays tribute to the 30,000-plus black West Indians who made up the vast majority of the Canal’s foreign laborers, many of whom died doing this dangerous work. See reconstructed examples of Afro-Antillanos’ dismal living conditions, photos and artifacts. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

As anove - whst happened to the Negative Rebiews ? Are u playing favorites ?? Yelp has been caught pulling positive reviews until one advertises with them ,, Whats up ??

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

It scratches the surface of this very interesting topic with rather mundane photographic wall plaques, several of which I have seen from simple google searches. The building is lovely and deserves its preservation. Really not much to sell, which I think is a lost opportunity. I am not sure what or if any scholarship is associated with this museum. However,... More

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Chame, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We brought a large group of guests to the Museum as part of a City Tour. It became apparent that they truly enjoyed their visit to the Museum and several said that we should have spent more time there. The two previous groups we had brought to the Afro-Antillano Museum also enjoyed it tremendously. Quite a learning experience. The Museum... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The museum is a small one - housed in a former church where there was a primarily West Indian congregation. There are several framed photos of the workers - my favourite was an actual employment contract between a Barbadian worker and the Canal employers. Statistics of workers from many islands and countries are posted. The difference in wages between black... More

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