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Address: 135 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone Number: 404-523-2739
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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.

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This is a place to visit while visiting MLK site

This is a great place to visit while in Atlanta. Rich with African decent history. From slavery to today's accomplishments. I didn't take any pictures but will the next time I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Tajuanya
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to visit while in Atlanta. Rich with African decent history. From slavery to today's accomplishments. I didn't take any pictures but will the next time I visit

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1 Thank Tajuanya
Decatur, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I had no idea of so many creations from our black brothers and sisters, this is a must see for all black americans!!

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Thank Barbara J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

I must say it was a bit to take in,however it's worth the visit. Very uplifting .just take some time and go.

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Thank penne W
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

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 

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3 Thank obgary
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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.

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2 Thank practicalnihilist
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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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

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4 Thank Rosalind M
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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2 Thank N10sity
Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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 

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3 Thank Monica S
Georgia
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265 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 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 

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3 Thank penntrainer
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
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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.

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