Free Museum Day at African American Museum in Philadelphia

Experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture

The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and work of African Americans. Their doors are open for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture come alive in four magnificent exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art.

Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776 – 1876

Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776 – 1876, presented by PECO recounts the stories of and contributions made by people of African descent in Philadelphia during the tumultuous years following the founding of our nation. Through this exhibit visitors will learn who the people were, how they lived and worked, and their unheralded impact on our nation.

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