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Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture
Ranked #14 of 49 things to do in Natchez
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Owner description: Museum that chronicles the rich history and culture of African Americans in the southern United States.
Arden, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“What a joy!”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

David from the museum gave us a personal tour of the museum. It was informative, relaxing and fun. We appreciated his time and attention to making sure our visit was memorable.

Visited December 2013
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Montclair, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous museum”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

This is an important antidote to the visits to the Mansions which emphasize how the rich lived, how they had "servants", how gracious their life was. Luckily we - my husband and a friend from London - found this museum. And the curator was fabulous. We learned so much from his erudite description of the times and the beginning of the civil rights movement in Natchez, worthy of a book. It is an absolute must see and if you are lucky enough to catch Darryl at a time when he can spend hours with you, you are in for an incredible lesson in American history that we had not found elsewhere. But even if not, there is so much to look at and read about, that you will come away enriched. The only issue is that it is sorely underfunded. So instead of writing it off as some of the reviewers have, it is worth thinking about why such a valuable museum has difficulty in getting the kind of funding it deserves.

Visited October 2013
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Marysville, Ohio
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565 reviews
314 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Never Open”
Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

Was here for 3 days at the end of October. Never found it open. But then, found half the town either closed or out of business. Looks like this city is on it's way down fast.

Visited October 2013
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Needs improvement.”
Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

Not sure what the deal is with this museum. Although hours were posted, it was not open the first time we passed by it. The second time it was and we were disappointed on what we saw. We'd hoped to see something about the slave market and the growth of cotton in the area. We had toured the homes but wished to see the other side of the story. We'd also been told that there was an excellent African art collection but we learned that it had been removed. What remains looks like granny cleaned out her attic. There was no professional presentation as you would expect to see. A very big disappointment in such a prominent location on Main Street.

Visited September 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Must see in Natchez!”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Fantastic museum, a must see in Natchez! Some really interesting exhibits, and Darrell White (the director of the museum) very kindly spent nearly two hours with me. Brilliant!

Visited August 2013
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