African American Museum in Philadelphia

What It's About

The museum was the first built by a major city to preserve, interpret, and exhibit the heritage of African Americans. The core exhibit, Audacious Freedom, highlights the contributions of African Americans in Philadelphia from 1776-1876.

Found in Museums - History/Heritage.

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seated children watch an exhibit in the museum

Photo credit: J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®.

Getting There on SEPTA

Nearby Routes: Buses 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, and 48.

Hours, features, ticket or entrance costs, and other details for places of interest listed here may change without notice. Be sure to check with them for up-to-date information when planning a visit.