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African American Museum in Philadelphia

Map701 Arch St.
Phila., PA 19106
215-574-0380
    Categories:
  • History Museums & Sites

Description:

Gallery Two of the core exhibit Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876 will be of most interest to kids, who can watch and listen as life-size, hi-def projections of historical characters share accounts of life in early Philadelphia. Along the Children’s Wall in the same gallery, younger kids ages 3-8 can follow the lives of three children from the late 18th to the 19th centuries.

Did You Know?: Alice of Dunk’s Ferry, a Philadelphian who had been in contact with William Penn and George Washington, lived to be more than 100 years old.

Tour Tip: Visit on weekends for Family Fun Days at the Museum, featuring storytelling, magic, dance, historical re-enactors and presentations, drum workshops or films.

KIDBIT: Check out the high-def historical characters who share accounts of the city life in Gallery Two of the core exhibit "Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876."

Additional Information:

County: PA - Philadelphia
Ages: All Ages/Families
Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
Parents
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Offers Field Trips?: yes

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