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George Washington Carver Museum

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Address: 1165 Angelina St., Austin, TX 78702
Phone Number:
+1 512-472-4089
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Wed 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 am - 5:00 pm

The first museum in the state to be located in an African-American...

The first museum in the state to be located in an African-American neighborhood, this museum details the history of the community in photographs and works of art.

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The museum needs more displays. Your donation may help fund them. The building is beautiful.

The building is beautiful and the small displays are well maintained. I especially liked the Juneteenth memorial statues outside at the rear of the building. I learned quite a bit... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 5, 2017
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

The building is beautiful and the small displays are well maintained. I especially liked the Juneteenth memorial statues outside at the rear of the building. I learned quite a bit about the (very) early history of slavery in America, like there were slaves at Jamestown. What an eye opener. Since this is an admission free museum, donations are very important.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

The Museum is small and on the day we visited consisted largely of a special exhibition on 'Juneteenth'. It had some interesting family biographies of locals but our experience of museums made as yearn for this to go much further and examine issues related to slavery/ethnic intolerance in today's world. The building also acts as a community centre and things... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2015

I have attended a couple of productions, a concert and a dance recital here but never took the time to actually tour the actual museum until this time. It is awe inspiring to learn some of the history of the local area families. The artwork was a nice touch as well. It was close to closing time on a Saturday... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2015

When I think museums I think displays, and a walk through history. When I went to the Carver Museum it was the opposite. Here you have an important part of Black American History with the art and times of Washington Carver, yet all that was mentioned about him and his life was on a small plague attached to the wall.... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2014

This museum is owned by the City of Austin, yet is housed in an excellent and beautiful building. It contains several interesting and well-done exhibits. The best is about the history of Juneteenth. The day we were there, we were the only visitors. It is really worth finding.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Carver Museum. The only problem that I had was that I wanted to see more history on George Washington Carver. The museum featured African-American families who had an impact on Austin history. It was truly amazing to see the achievements of these families who overcame the circumstances in which they lived.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

The Carver Museum is a must-see for those who are interested in Austin's past. The permanent exhibit on Austin African-American families is engaging, especially the plastic flip books of family photographs and captions that accompany each panel on individual families. They also have a temporary exhibit consisting of Yoruba woodcarving that's simply beautiful. My only complaints are that there were... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

I know because today is Friday. The LBJ library and the Historic French Legation were closed due to renovations. Nothing open in Austin today except the bars.

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