Casa del Rey Moro African Museum

Casa del Rey Moro African Museum, San Diego: Hours, Address, Casa del Rey Moro African Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Casa del Rey Moro African Museum

Casa del Rey Moro African Museum
4.5
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM

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4.5
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deesanford
San Diego, CA20 contributions
The museum's collection of Buffalo Soldiers and African American history isn't found anywhere else in San Diego
Jul 2018
While very compact space wise, the items Chuck has collected are very interesting to look at. He has spent years collecting items from his own travels. I learned a lot.
Written February 12, 2019
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Tracy R
Florissant, MO69 contributions
African history and more!
Aug 2017 • Friends
We went as a small group for a family reunion and Professor Chuck Ambers was on hand to give us the grand tour. He was very knowledgeable about African and African American history. We learned about African Latino history as well. He was very nice and wanted to take pictures with us! The artifacts in the museum are for sale and there are a lot of them! For anyone interested in history this is the place to be.
Written August 7, 2017
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Nancy B
San Diego, CA5 contributions
Interesting Place
Jun 2017 • Solo
This little museum is so packed with great items, from rare posters to rare coins and stamps, sculptures, masks, special books, charts, African cloths, and photographs, that it really deserves a beautiful building, Balboa Park-style, to house it all. You have to go in realizing you must take your time examining every precious inch. Don't expect beautifully spaced exhibits; there simply isn't enough room. The owner and founder of this museum is an inspirational, intelligent, and devoted guide. He makes everything come to life and puts it all in perspective. If you have an interest in proud African, Africa-American, and Latino history, this is one of the few places in San Diego to get an authentic glimpse. Be smart. Navigate it patiently and leave having learned quite a few interesting things. Definitely worth not only a visit but a community endorsement to house it in a building that has the capacity to showcase everything aesthetically. It is a powerful collection.
Written June 27, 2017
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KT702
Vegas349 contributions
Great exhibits and shop!
Apr 2017 • Couples
The owner of this museum was on hand to talk about the different things in his shop/museum. There were such nice items, and he does take proceeds to help elephants in Africa. I love that! It makes for a nice history lesson and shopping experience.
Written May 9, 2017
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Branka N
1 contribution
Absolute reveling
Nov 2016 • Solo
I enjoyed listening and having a quick guide tour from the one of the owners of the Museum. I'm still amazed by the information and artefacts that this small place contain. Thank you for the great experience!
Written November 22, 2016
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Elsie J
Melbourne, Australia366 contributions
Well worth a visit
May 2015 • Couples
We just happened to be strolling past in the heart of San Diego's Old Town when we came across this unique museum by chance.
The thing that it most has going for it is its curator, Professor Chuck Ambers who is an entertaining expert in the field of African World History and his telling of the story makes the whole thing relevant and it comes very alive.
Plus it is very cheap entry for a lot of education - $5 for a family, $2 an adult.
On the first Sunday of each month there are special cultural activities and it is closed each Wednesday.
It is well worth a visit.
Written July 2, 2015
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tireddriver
Dallas17 contributions
Amazing exhibits for such a small budget
Jul 2013 • Family
This museum is independently owned with no outside funding and provides a wealth of information. It is close to the Old Town neighborhood, so its a great addition to leisure shopping and restaurants. The museum has one of the 100 buffalo soldiers statues ever made along with a wealth of other information. I was able to learn about Africa, Latin America and America within the small space. I purcahsed a few keepsakes and also took notes to follow up on some of the information. The host is also a professor who provides information better than any history class I have been in. He has an African Gray bird (one of the smartest animals in the world) that talks to you. He allows supervised pictures and interactions with the bird. There are many rare products sold here as well. For instance, old sports memorabalia. The guide went one step further to give us local information about restaurants and getting around. There really isnt a fee, but donations are suggested. Great experience.
Written July 29, 2013
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Darla L
Bayfield, Colorado, United States62 contributions
Great visit and wealth of information
Jun 2013 • Friends
I took a little walk off the main street after leaving the trolley ride. Excellent find and hope the trolley drivers will start to tell people about this treasure. Professor Chuck Ambers has much info to share about history most of us have never learned. So much to look at and good source for African beads
Written June 13, 2013
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chita619
San Diego, CA2 contributions
A helping hand, for people in need
This was my first time going to this museum and i was amaze of how much you can learn about Latin-America , united state and Africa in 3 different rooms. Also the main thing that got my attention was that this museum is dedicated to help African people in need and not only the people but also animal like elephants and etc.

From: R.C
Written October 5, 2010
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Casa del Rey Moro African Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM