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Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture

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Address: 301 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120-3461
Phone Number: 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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A fascinating tour through African American history and culture

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Brussels
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Rainsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful photographs and exhibits. The tour guide was enthusiastic and passionate about the museum. Blessed to meet Roy Lewis, a renowned photographer, who has an exhibit on display. He was very interesting and congenial. Great visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Amazing museum including history of hundreds of years. Informative and vivid. The tour guide was fantastic with much empathy and knowledge. When we were here they had an exibition with Roy Lewis - Everywhere. Beautiful fotos. Don't miss this museum!!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This proved one of the most affecting visits of our 2 week holiday. We were actually unaware that the museum was not open on a Saturday, but a guy sat outside invited us in (a small group was there by appointment). This "guy" turned out to be the museum's director (more later). We then had a fairly rapid, but fascinating... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Have been here a few times but learn something new each time. It shows there is more to Natchez than antebellum homes and there is a deep and strong culture of African Americans - I was visiting the region for a music trip and was lucky to be helped by a volunteer who showed me much of the locals musical... More 

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Talkeetna, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

This gem of a museum should really be visited by everyone. The culture and accomplishments of so many blacks/African-Americans/descendants of slaves (or however you wish to describe folks with darker skin color) is such an important part of history and leads to better understanding among us. From displays of every day life to learning about the incredible life of John... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Amidst the usual plantation and home tours in this beautiful city, we decided to also partake of this aspect of Mississippi history. The museum is clearly a grassroots, community-based production. A curator and perhaps some weeding-out of the volume of items might be in order. That said, there are many valuable, important contents and we are very glad that we... More 

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

This Museum is a must for anyone. From African roots through the slavery era, Reconstruction and struggle with the KKK and the fight for Civil Rights in the Fifties and Sixties and beyond, the Museum's exhibits offer a solid and proud history. Established by African-American families in Natchez, there are artifacts from many eras. It is easy to find, with... More 

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Lincoln, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Quite an interesting collection of artworks and memorabilia. The docent was interesting. It is kind of like rummaging around in someone's attic so you don't know what you'll find. And Biscuits & Blues is just up the street. The two will make a good visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

If you want to understand natchez go here. The guide was inspiring. The history is horrific. We should be ashamed that looking at antebellum houses built on human misery rate higher than this as the must see in natchez. It was a centre of kkk violence and I discovered here that natchez was taken to court on school integration in... More 

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