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George Washington Carver Museum

Neighborhood: East Austin
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Address: 1165 Angelina St., Austin, TX 78702
Phone Number: 512-472-4089
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12:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Wed 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The first museum in the state to be located in an African-American...
The first museum in the state to be located in an African-American neighborhood, this museum details the history of the community in photographs and works of art.
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When I think museums I think displays, and a walk through history. When I went to the Carver Museum it was the opposite. Here you have an important part of Black American History... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

When I think museums I think displays, and a walk through history. When I went to the Carver Museum it was the opposite. Here you have an important part of Black American History with the art and times of Washington Carver, yet all that was mentioned about him and his life was on a small plague attached to the wall.... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This museum is owned by the City of Austin, yet is housed in an excellent and beautiful building. It contains several interesting and well-done exhibits. The best is about the history of Juneteenth. The day we were there, we were the only visitors. It is really worth finding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Carver Museum. The only problem that I had was that I wanted to see more history on George Washington Carver. The museum featured African-American families who had an impact on Austin history. It was truly amazing to see the achievements of these families who overcame the circumstances in which they lived.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The Carver Museum is a must-see for those who are interested in Austin's past. The permanent exhibit on Austin African-American families is engaging, especially the plastic flip books of family photographs and captions that accompany each panel on individual families. They also have a temporary exhibit consisting of Yoruba woodcarving that's simply beautiful. My only complaints are that there were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

I know because today is Friday. The LBJ library and the Historic French Legation were closed due to renovations. Nothing open in Austin today except the bars.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2007

We visited the newly Renovated George Washginton Carver Museum on a Friday afternoon, there were no other patrons in the building and we were able to take our time browsing. They have about five different exhibits including GW Carver, Juneteenth, First Black Families of Austin, An exhibit of 100 paintings made by people in the community that you can bid... More 

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