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Black American West Museum

3091 California St, Denver, CO 80205-3044
+1 720-242-7428
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Family History

I was pleasantly surprised when we decided to take a trip to the Black American West Museum and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Allen J
Unexpected historical gem

We were intrigued by the blurb at our hotel. Drove through the Five Points neighborhood to a house... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
randylee223
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A museum that explores the history of black cowboys, wranglers and ranchers in the American West.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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3091 California St, Denver, CO 80205-3044
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised when we decided to take a trip to the Black American West Museum and learned that the family had artifacts on display there. If you have school age kids and you are in Denver, make sure you plan a trip here....More

1  Thank Allen J
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We were intrigued by the blurb at our hotel. Drove through the Five Points neighborhood to a house in a residential area. Parking is on the street. It's across the street from a light rail and bus station. The house was actually relocated to it's...More

Thank randylee223
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This museum is an absolute must stop on your visit to Denver! I learned so much about the early Black experience in the West. It is well worth a visit. Check hours of operation because it has limited hours. So glad we went; wish our...More

Thank ch777785
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a must see when visiting Colorado. The staff is awesome and very knowledgeable about the history. I enjoyed every minute of the tour and reading about the history of the people of color in Denver.

1  Thank nicolep64
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

As a teacher of American history, I so enjoyed this treasure of a museum. Housed in the first African-American female doctor in denver's house- the collection ranges from the historic African-American experience in Denver to African American cowboys, soldiers and western history. A must see...More

1  Thank Eliza H
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This museum offers an amazing look into the often untold history of African Americans in the west. The museum is situated northeast of downtown Denver in the historic Five Points District. Museum admission is $10 for adults, and there are discounts given for students, seniors...More

4  Thank Ayana W
Reviewed 26 August 2016

As I walked through the museum and saw photos of Black American pioneers living on the range, founding their own towns, and being cowboys/cowgirls - it was hard not to be emotional. The history of Black Americans in the West has been purposefully and quietly...More

3  Thank Ben R
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I really wasn't sure what to expect from the museum but i had to go for a college course. I really found this museum very intriguing! There were many cool things featured in the museum that I learned about such as Black American cowboys, miners,...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This museum is small, but has a nice collection of historical photographs and provides a neat overview of African American history in the American West. The house belonged to a local black (female!) doctor and is fun to see in itself. We were the only...More

1  Thank efeetle
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Learn about some of the first blacks in the area in the early 1900's and how they became successful. This is the house owned by Dr. Justina Ford and it contains many photo-stories and her medical equipment. One reviewer said it was in a "rough...More

2  Thank Ed60062
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