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Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture

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Address: 301 Main Street, Natchez, MS
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+1 601-445-0728
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Museum that chronicles the rich history and culture of African Americans in...

Museum that chronicles the rich history and culture of African Americans in the southern United States.

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Full of interesting memorabilia!

This museum has many interesting photos, artifacts and books relating to slavery and Civil Rights movement. The curator is a wealth of information and a great storyteller.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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California
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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has many interesting photos, artifacts and books relating to slavery and Civil Rights movement. The curator is a wealth of information and a great storyteller.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

We only had about 30min to dedicate to the museum, and when we arrived we decided to join the group discussion. I had read Lies My Teacher Told Me (a great read for those who haven't) so the discussion of Reconstruction wasn't new for me but was for my siblings. Very important to get that perspective. I also really appreciated... More 

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Our wonderful guide explained the history of slavery with the help of the museum artifacts. It would definitely not have been the same without a guide, even though many of the objects are self explanatory. The stories we were told were about the people of Natchez, many still living there today.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been traveling the southern states for three weeks. We have visited almost every museum along the journey. This is where WE LEARNED about the south, and where WE EXPERIENCED an understanding of a history that is ours as USA citizens. I come from another country and chose to make this country my own. I believe... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

The guide gave us a highly important perspective about life as seen by blacks in Natchez. The mansions that are visited by most provide a highly different outlook. The word slave was not even used in those visits, they were called servants.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Looks are deceiving here. Place is actually bigger inside than it looks and contains a wealth of information about Natchez’s most influential African-American citizens, past and present, its History and culture all in one building that used to house the post office. The tour guide, David knows his stuff and isn’t afraid to share his knowledge with you. Ask him... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This museum tells the story of African Americans in the Natchez area. There is a wealth of information. Plan at least 1 hr, ideally 2 hrs to absorb all the information. The volunteer guide was a font of information. He kept the museum open for a couple who arrived at closing time.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

As history buffs, my husband and I never pass up an opportunity to go to a museum. This is a small museum, but we were pleasantly surprised at the amount of history and information that was dipsplayed in this exihibit. It was very well organized so the timeline and information were easy to follow. The guides were very helpful with... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We were just taking a photo of the Blues trail sign outside and were invited in by one of the volunteer guides.He then gave us a most comprehensive tour with interesting stories and so much information . There is a wealth of stuff from documents to art work to tell the story of the many African nations and tribes who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

A wonderful place, a true gem in Natchez. It offers a complete history from the origins of slaves coming to Natchez from different African regions to the Reconstruction era to the civil rights movement to modern day African American culture. We had a wonderful guide, and instead of spending the usual 1/2 hour/45 minutes, we were there for nearly 2... More 

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