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Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture

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Address: 301 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120-3461
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+1 601-445-0728

Museum that chronicles the rich history and culture of African Americans in...

Museum that chronicles the rich history and culture of African Americans in the southern United States.

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Natchez African American Museum is a Gem!

Richard Wright was born and raised in Natchez which has a long history of African-American struggle for justice, as this surprisingly well-appointed museum makes clear. We arrived... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Richard Wright was born and raised in Natchez which has a long history of African-American struggle for justice, as this surprisingly well-appointed museum makes clear. We arrived at a quiet time and benefitted from a great, personal tour from a guide (perhaps, the curator referenced in other comments). A very broad cultural exposition, tightly bound to history. Though much smaller... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the museum with Jeremy of Miss Lou Heritage Tours. Jeremy gave us a different perspective of Natchez and its history. Don't miss him or one of his Tours as they help compliment what you see and hear in the homes during Pilgrsmsge.

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Radebeul, Germany
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum on our tour to New Orleans. There are many interesting things you can watch and read. If you have the chance to speak to one of the very friendly guys do it. They can tell you stories to everything at this place. We stayed there for over 2 hours and enjoyed it very much, because of... More 

1 Thank Vince S
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

This museum has many interesting photos, artifacts and books relating to slavery and Civil Rights movement. The curator is a wealth of information and a great storyteller.

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New Jersey
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We only had about 30min to dedicate to the museum, and when we arrived we decided to join the group discussion. I had read Lies My Teacher Told Me (a great read for those who haven't) so the discussion of Reconstruction wasn't new for me but was for my siblings. Very important to get that perspective. I also really appreciated... More 

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Our wonderful guide explained the history of slavery with the help of the museum artifacts. It would definitely not have been the same without a guide, even though many of the objects are self explanatory. The stories we were told were about the people of Natchez, many still living there today.

1 Thank KatrinHruska
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been traveling the southern states for three weeks. We have visited almost every museum along the journey. This is where WE LEARNED about the south, and where WE EXPERIENCED an understanding of a history that is ours as USA citizens. I come from another country and chose to make this country my own. I believe... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

The guide gave us a highly important perspective about life as seen by blacks in Natchez. The mansions that are visited by most provide a highly different outlook. The word slave was not even used in those visits, they were called servants.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Looks are deceiving here. Place is actually bigger inside than it looks and contains a wealth of information about Natchez’s most influential African-American citizens, past and present, its History and culture all in one building that used to house the post office. The tour guide, David knows his stuff and isn’t afraid to share his knowledge with you. Ask him... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

This museum tells the story of African Americans in the Natchez area. There is a wealth of information. Plan at least 1 hr, ideally 2 hrs to absorb all the information. The volunteer guide was a font of information. He kept the museum open for a couple who arrived at closing time.

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