We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 135 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone Number: 404-523-2739
Website
Monday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Atlanta Apex Museum is entirely devoted to African-American history in...
The Atlanta Apex Museum is entirely devoted to African-American history in order to promote cultural awareness and the societal contributions by African-Americans in Georgia. From one of Atlanta's first Black owned business to pioneer stories to local historical information to baseball to videos at the Trolley Theater, the Apex Museum is full of artifacts, photographs, children's shows, presentations and more – all related to African-American culture, both past and present.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 11 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 4
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Informative

Nice small museum with interesting African American history. There are some things that I already knew but soooo much more that I didn't. I would definitely go at least once... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
obgary

Similar Things to Do in Atlanta

Add Photo Write a Review

11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Nice small museum with interesting African American history. There are some things that I already knew but soooo much more that I didn't. I would definitely go at least once more. They show 2 short movies that are narrated by Cicely Tyson and Ossie Davis. There is a lot of history about Auburn street in Georgia as well. I really... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A mixture of well executed presentations and half-assed printed articles off wikipedia, I left somewhat engaged and yet disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This museum is very well put together, it is perfect for anyone wanting to learn or teach their children black history. The staff was very engaging and hands on. They give guided tours or you can just walk around for yourself...I will visit again

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

On a recent trip to Atlanta I stopped by here. I actually stumbled into this museum by accident looking for the MLK museum and thinking it was it since they are nearby each other. What a great stumble! Loved the exhibits, very vivid and powerful. The staff was so friendly and welcoming. Every American child who lives or visits Atlanta... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My girlfriend and I took our sons, (aged 8 and 9) this past weekend before school started for a little history lesson on African Americans - where we come from, where we've been and where we can go. We had a personal tour from Carlissa who did a great job of engaging the kids with questions and trivia along the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Georgia
Level Contributor
216 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was a great opportunity to learn about the contributions of African Americans to American history (particularly in Atlanta and surrounding regions). The few exhibits they had were nice, but we left wanting more. I especially wanted a more balanced perspective of history. Some of the exhibits promote an entitlement or victim mentality rather than the victorious, resilient, and achieving... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This was really good. History is told in true form here. It is small but will not break you if you go. Students get discounts here.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The Apex pays homage to the tremendous contributions and contributions of Atlanta's African-American community. Serves as a cultural icon and reminder of that community's overall importance in Atlanta's growth, development, expansion and recognition as an international city. Great artwork and artifacts.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Thought the trolley seating and the artifacts from the past were awesome. The wax figures really set the stage for history. It is smal. And we wished it was bigger, but it is a matter of funding.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

It had me looking for more, had a good time though

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Been to APEX Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about APEX Museum

Address: 135 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone Number: 404-523-2739
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of APEX Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from APEX Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?