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Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture

307 Market Street, Natchez, MS
601-445-0728
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Ranked #19 of 29 attractions in Natchez
Type: History Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Museum that chronicles the rich history and culture of African Americans in the southern United States.
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Scotland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

we found this museum very informative about the history of African American history. well worth a visit.

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Arden, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

David from the museum gave us a personal tour of the museum. It was informative, relaxing and fun. We appreciated his time and attention to making sure our visit was memorable.

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Montclair, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is an important antidote to the visits to the Mansions which emphasize how the rich lived, how they had "servants", how gracious their life was. Luckily we - my husband and a friend from London - found this museum. And the curator was fabulous. We learned so much from his erudite description of the times and the beginning of... More

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Marysville
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Was here for 3 days at the end of October. Never found it open. But then, found half the town either closed or out of business. Looks like this city is on it's way down fast.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Not sure what the deal is with this museum. Although hours were posted, it was not open the first time we passed by it. The second time it was and we were disappointed on what we saw. We'd hoped to see something about the slave market and the growth of cotton in the area. We had toured the homes but... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Fantastic museum, a must see in Natchez! Some really interesting exhibits, and Darrell White (the director of the museum) very kindly spent nearly two hours with me. Brilliant!

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Rayne, Louisiana
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This museum is one of the most complete collections of southern African American History that I have visited. Lots of detailed information on the history of African Americans in the area from the time they first arrived until present times. Locals who have contributed to the local culture as well as american history as a whole are showcased in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

It was a quiet day so I was fortunate in having the director of the museum to show me around personally. Darrell White explained the way African Americans have been treated from when they were bought to this country as slaves, to their ongoing challenges in today's society. It was an interesting, overwhelming, meaningful, tour which left me sometimes wordless.... More

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Louisiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The museum curator was so flexible. We arrived after hours but he just happened to be there & let us in. You can see his dedication to the museum, its not just his job. The exhibits are very interesting. The African American history is a large part of Natchez. A visit to Natchez would not be complete without a stop... More

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Wamberal
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614 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Natchez is such an important town in America's history and no visit here should focus on only the homes and antebellum mansions without a visit to the museum to see another part of history. A very moving experience.

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