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Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture

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Address: 301 Main Street, Natchez, MS
Phone Number: +1 601-445-0728
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

As history buffs, my husband and I never pass up an opportunity to go to a museum. This is a small museum, but we were pleasantly surprised at the amount of history and information that was dipsplayed in this exihibit. It was very well organized so the timeline and information were easy to follow. The guides were very helpful with... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were just taking a photo of the Blues trail sign outside and were invited in by one of the volunteer guides.He then gave us a most comprehensive tour with interesting stories and so much information . There is a wealth of stuff from documents to art work to tell the story of the many African nations and tribes who... More 

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Brussels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

A wonderful place, a true gem in Natchez. It offers a complete history from the origins of slaves coming to Natchez from different African regions to the Reconstruction era to the civil rights movement to modern day African American culture. We had a wonderful guide, and instead of spending the usual 1/2 hour/45 minutes, we were there for nearly 2... More 

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Rainsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful photographs and exhibits. The tour guide was enthusiastic and passionate about the museum. Blessed to meet Roy Lewis, a renowned photographer, who has an exhibit on display. He was very interesting and congenial. Great visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing museum including history of hundreds of years. Informative and vivid. The tour guide was fantastic with much empathy and knowledge. When we were here they had an exibition with Roy Lewis - Everywhere. Beautiful fotos. Don't miss this museum!!

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

This proved one of the most affecting visits of our 2 week holiday. We were actually unaware that the museum was not open on a Saturday, but a guy sat outside invited us in (a small group was there by appointment). This "guy" turned out to be the museum's director (more later). We then had a fairly rapid, but fascinating... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Have been here a few times but learn something new each time. It shows there is more to Natchez than antebellum homes and there is a deep and strong culture of African Americans - I was visiting the region for a music trip and was lucky to be helped by a volunteer who showed me much of the locals musical... More 

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