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“One of thebest museums to visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture

Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture
301 Main Street, Natchez, MS
601-445-0728
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Ranked #15 of 42 things to do in Natchez
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: Museum that chronicles the rich history and culture of African Americans in the southern United States.
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“One of thebest museums to visit”
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.

Visited August 2013
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“If you are serious about history, this is the place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

My wife and I recently spent a week in Natchez touring homes, the battlefield at Vicksburg, and Baton Rouge, but the Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture was the BEST part of the trip. The museum is small, but Mr. Darrell White is a force to be reckoned with. He delivers history via oral tradition and spent four hours with us discussing the history of Natchez - the real history of Natchez that you won't get from the garden club ladies (and god bless 'em). Many people come to Natchez to tour the great Antebellum mansions - and they are stunning...but I strongly feel that visitors also have a responsibility to learn about the people who lived in bondage who built those homes. I also recommend a stop by the Forks of the Road in Natchez. There's a great (but small) interpretive display there established by Ser Boxley that describes the history of the nation's second largest slave market.

Visited August 2013
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“A highlight and memorable personal tour and insight.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Our visit to the African American Museum in Natchez was one of the highlights of our 3 month travel in the US. Thanks to the personal tour by Jeremy who wove the history into a detailed and rich narrative. He was able to answer our questions and provide us with a greater insight into the African Americsn history and especially the role played by individuals and groups in Natchez. This really opened our eyes and interest to what and how we have seen in our travels since Natchez. This Museum deserves more resources to preserve and curate the wealth of material and artefacts. Don't go there expecting a state-of-art museum, but do go there to get a finer understanding and appreciation of Afro American History and to put the grand old Antebellum houses into perspective.

Visited May 2013
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“Wonderful speaker”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Walked in while the tour speaker was talking to bout 10 of us. Cost was $7 but he said don't worry about it. He was very eloquent talking about the past and present of African Americans in Mississippi.

A lot of history in Natchez and he touched on prominent people and places that had quite an important role in Natchez. Very interesting displays of photos. Centrally located

Visited April 2013
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“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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