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George Washington Carver Museum

1165 Angelina St., Austin, TX 78702 (East Austin)
512-472-4089
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Ranked #130 of 180 attractions in Austin
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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English first
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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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 via mobile

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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