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African American Museum in Philadelphia

Map701 Arch St.
Phila., PA 19106
  • History Museums & Sites


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.

KIDBIT: Stop by on the second Saturday of each month for family programming such as historical reenactments, storytelling and workshops.

Cost Cutter

- $2 admission for ACCESS cardholders - FREE admission for active-duty military personnel and up to five guests as part of the Blue Star Museums program. - FREE admission the first weekend of each month as part of Bank of America’s Museums on Us program

Additional Information:

County: PA - Philadelphia
Ages: All Ages/Families
Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Offers Field Trips?: yes
Parties: no
Free/Discounted Museum Days: Art-Reach Access Program
Bank of America Museums on Us
Blue Star Museums
Museum Day Live

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