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Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture
301 Main Street, Natchez, MS
601-445-0728
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Ranked #15 of 47 things to do in Natchez
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Owner description: Museum that chronicles the rich history and culture of African Americans in the southern United States.
Mandeville, Louisiana
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't miss it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

While it's hard to get into some of the time (it doesn't always open at the stated time), the information is wonderful. Learning about the lives of people has fascinated me throughout my life and this is no exception.

Visited February 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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80 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“not open!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We stayed over particularly to visit this museum and stated hours were 10 a.m. for opening. We waited until 10:15 a.m. and no one opened and no lights were on. Sorry . . . thought it would have been a fascinating museum for Natchez history.

Visited October 2012
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Natchez, Mississippi
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177 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

I have often gone by this museum when visiting Natchez, but opening hours are limited, so this year was my first visit. The museum has some very good exhibits; but in other sections the collection is haphazard. For example, the section on African art had hand-lettered signs and only provided the most basic information. The sections on slavery and post-war were professionally done and dispelled many of the myths of that period. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful as was the Director – I became a member of the Friends of the Museum after my visit.

Visited February 2012
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Jackson MS
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Museum of African American History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

Excellent presentation of the lives of African Americans of the area, both the well known and the not so well known. Many items will bring back memories for people of different races.
Our guide seemed to have an encyclopedic knowledge of and true passion for his subject - and a voice that could give James Earl Jones a run for the money!

Visited March 2012
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Littleton, Colorado
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The afro-Americans of the old south had both good lives and bad lives...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

The south could not have survived without the afro slaves...and that was proven true after the slaves were set free. The south as they knew it collapsed. Find out why. Learn about a very courageous people here.

Visited September 2011
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