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Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture

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Address: 301 Main Street, Natchez, MS
Phone Number: 601-445-0728
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: Museum that chronicles the rich history and culture of African Americans...
Museum that chronicles the rich history and culture of African Americans in the southern United States.
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Instantly captivated.

When I walked in I was instantly captivated by the wealth of information stored and well maintained across the years. The presenter was always informative and kept your interest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Monica R
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Meridian, Mississippi
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Meridian, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

When I walked in I was instantly captivated by the wealth of information stored and well maintained across the years. The presenter was always informative and kept your interest throughout the tour of the museum. This tiny museum with it's wealth of information should be experienced by everyone. There is no entrance fee, but please leave a donation. It's important... More 

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We do appreciate you taking the time to visit the museum, and to offer a review of your visit. Please continue to share your opinion with others as it will contribute to our continued growth. Darrell White Museum Director More 

Iroquois, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a very small museum with a big heart. When we arrived we caught a quite unique monologue performed by a very talented young man telling a story of slavery.When we departed the same young man with a group of remarkable musicians lamented the story musically. The materials were quite fabulous. I was moved.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The tour guide was amazingly resourceful . The museum has a lot of antique items, so much to learn. I really enjoyed my tour of this museum. I highly recommend it.

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East Anglia, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The guide gave us a wonderful explanatory trip around. Such an important story, and we learnt so much

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I grew up in Tupelo and learned things in this museum that I never knew. We were told if you were nice to black people they would be nice to you. That was true until I went to Ole Miss. In the 60's we were interested in school, dating and really did not understand the true condition and depravation that... More 

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Denison, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Our docent was very knowledgeable and eager to tell the stories of the African American people from the slave trade up to the present day. The stories were moving and very well presented. A visit to this museum should be included in your trip to Natchez to get a true feeling of the African American people during the different times... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

A gem - our guide told us some interesting stories. Was saddened to read the list of the martyrs - people killed during the Civil Rights struggle. 1965 was a pivotal year in Natchez and life has improved over the past 50 years but no doubt has a way to go yet for equal human rights for all citizens. Many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a small and unpretenious museum but very important. Much of a Natchez visit is about the antebellum houses, the agricultural empire, and the culture of the South. But this culture was built largely through the labor and creativity of African American slaves. And the descendants of these slaves, after emancipation, became important contributors to the American experience, including... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A friend tipped me off to visit this museum and I am so glad that he did. It is the labor of love of its founders to provide insight into the life of African Americans in Natchez over the years up to the present time. The exhibits are tastefully done, although don't expect the grandiosity of The Smithsonian. During our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Although we had visited Natchez a number of times, this was our first visit to the Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture, and this was indeed the highlight of our trip. We were fortunate to have more than 2 hours of the museum director's time. Darrell is a wonderful presenter who is very well informed, reasonable, and articulate.... More 

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