African American Museum

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African American Museum

What you'll do

Explore the fascinating collection at the African American Museum.

Visit the African American Museum with Go City®

  • General admission to the African American Museum.
  • Access to all permanent exhibits.
  • Galleries dedicated to civil rights and contemporary issues.

Revolutionary, fresh and bold sums up the African American Museum's vibrant collection. It's the first institution built by a major US city to house and interpret the life and work of African Americans, so it has an important cultural significance.

The exhibits cover the Civil Rights movement, arts, politics, family life, and a whole spectrum of topics. You'll also learn about the African Diaspora, the African Americans of Philadelphia, and issues important to the African American community today.

The museum aims to promote discussion and ongoing dialogue about these important issues, so interaction is encouraged.

African American Museum highlights

Clothing and dress – see costumes and outfits worn by actors and celebrities. There's Oprah Winfrey's red suit, James Brown's black jumpsuit, and the Star Trek uniform worn by Nichelle Nichols who played Uhura.

Music – browse programs, records, stage costumes, and jazz instruments.

Segregation – find posters, film stills, and leaflets that tell the story of segregation in America.

Politics – protest banners, magazines, photographs and documentation from important historical rallies.

Did you know?

The African American Museum in Philadelphia is a Smithsonian Institution affiliate.

Go City is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility when sightseeing in Philadelphia. Your pass includes African American Museum tickets, plus admission to dozens of top attractions.

Experience African American Museum and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting In: Present your pass at the admissions desk.

For more information, visit the AAMP Museum website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Thursday - Sunday
10:00AM - 5:00PM

Closings & holidays

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Open Dr. Martin Luther King Day with related programs

African American Museum

(215) 574-0380

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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