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Museum of Chinese in America

215 Centre St, New York City, NY 10013-3601
+1 212-619-4785
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Founded in 1980, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. The greatly expanded MOCA at 215 Centre Street is a national home for the precious narratives of diverse Chinese American communities, and strives to be a model among interactive museums.
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215 Centre St, New York City, NY 10013-3601
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The Museum of Chinese in America is an experience I will not forget soon. The permanent exhibit takes you through the history of the Chinese people and influence in America. It is both illuminating and frustrating in showing the racism and xenophobia Chinese people faced...More

Thank chadstanton
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't expecting much but the content was so engaging. It was fascinated learning about important figures who I didn't even know were Chinese. Really eye-opening experience. The staff were so nice, too.

Thank Shirley Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had no idea what the history of Chinese in America looked like. This museum was insightful and eye opening because not only did I learn about an unspoken, important aspect of American history I was never taught in school — I also learned about...More

Thank Jeremy W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an Asian American, I thought I had a good understanding of Chinese American history... My history. As a historian, I was in awe of my experience at MOCA. What looked like a hole-in-the-wall of a museum was a tucked away gem in Chinatown. Their...More

2  Thank Kim C
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

I met up with an old friend at MoCA on a quiet Tuesday afternoon. I'd heard good things about the museum through word of mouth, and thought it could be a good landmark to meet at before grabbing lunch down the block in Chinatown and...More

2  Thank Jason L
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Not very big museum but enough to make you feel what happened the last 100 years and how they felt that time. I like all the old pictures showed in the museum. And there was a food topic with short movies as well. Wonderful

1  Thank hzh30
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Although the west coast of the US may be more associated with Chinese immigration, there is still a thriving Chinese community in New York and this museum showcases its history. The most of the museum covers general information such as the various discriminatory laws that...More

1  Thank RockMeAsmodeus
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I randomly visited this museum as an event was being hosted there and I had no idea what to expect. I'm a second generation Chinese American who never really thought much about the experience of Chinese in America besides my day to day experience. Wow...More

Thank ChrisLKai
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Quite a small museum as far as they go but packed with information. Lots of little plaques depicting Chinese Americans who have contributed over the last 200 years. It will surprise you. Displays scattered around from the various industries that were worked in by the...More

Thank Larry S
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

I highly recommend taking a visit to MOCA on your visit to NYC. I went to MOCA on a Sunday afternoon, on the last day of their FOLD special exhibit (closed as of March 25, 2018). Their permanent exhibit narrates the history of Chinese immigrants,...More

Thank Krysti L
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