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African American Museum And Library

Oakland, California

The second floor museum regularly hosts traveling and original exhibitions that highlight...
African American Museum In Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The first institution built by a major U.S. city to house and interpret the life and work...
African Burial Ground National Monument

New York, New York

From the 1690s until the 1790s, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6 acre...
Afroamerican Cultural Center

Charlotte, North Carolina

The Afro-American Cultural Center (AACC) of Charlotte is a distinguished, 33-year old...
Alabama Capitol

Montgomery, Alabama

Completed in 1851, this National Historic Landmark is a museum of state history and...
American Jazz Museum

Kansas City, Missouri

Celebrating the artistic, historical, and cultural contributions of jazz, the American...
Avery Research Center For African American History & Culture

Charleston, South Carolina

The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of...
Baltimore Museum Of Art

Baltimore, Maryland

This museum features an eclectic mix of artwork from different cultures, ranging from...
Banneker Douglass Museum

Annapolis, Maryland

The Banneker-Douglass Museum is named for Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass, and...
Beck Cultural Exchange Center

Knoxville, Tennessee

The Beck Cultural Exchange Center is an interactive museum that researches and exhibits...
Bedford City & County Museum

Bedford, Virginia

This local history museum is housed in a former Masonic Temple dating from 1895. It...
Billingsley House Museum

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Although Major John Billingsley never lived on the property he acquired from Lord...
Black American West Museum

Denver, Colorado

While famous for telling the story of Black cowboys, we are broader than this with...
Black History Museum And Cultural Center Of Virginia

Richmond, Virginia

Visitors are invited to experience the history and culture of Virginia's African-...
Black Police Precinct And Courthouse

Miami, Florida

In September 1944, Miami's first five black police officers were sworn in and given the...
Booker T. Washington National Monument

Hardy, Virginia

Author and orator Booker T. Washington was born in this small plantation, where he...
Boston African American National Historic Site

Boston, Massachusetts

It has roughly two dozen sites on the north face of Beacon Hill. These historic buildings...
Brown V. Board Of Education National Historic Site

Topeka, Kansas

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) is one of the most...
Bulow Plantation Ruins Historic State Park

Flagler Beach, Florida

Visitors can tour the sugar mill ruins and learn about the plantation's history at the...
California African American Museum

Los Angeles, California

The California African American Museum provides insight into many different facets of...
Camp Washington Carver

Clifftop, West Virginia

Camp Washington-Carver, a Mountain Cultural Arts Center operated by the state of West...
Castle Clinton National Monument

New York, New York

First intended to keep out a British invasion in 1812, the Castle has transformed over...
Charles H. Wright Museum Of African American History

Detroit, Michigan

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the world's largest...
Chattanooga African American Museum

Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Chattanooga African American Museum boasts a unique collection of multi-media...
Civil War Museum At Tredegar Iron Works

Richmond, Virginia

Tredegar was the main production site for Confederate War material, and its five...
Connecticut State Library & Supreme Court Building

Hartford, Connecticut

The library and court building became an important repository of local and state archival...
Cottonlandia Museum

Greenwood, Mississippi

The archaeology collection, on loan from the L.B. Jones Trust, is immense, and includes...
Cumberland Islands National Seashore

St. Marys, Georgia

Preserved and protected for future generations, Cumberland Island National Seashore...
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park

Dayton, Ohio

Dayton Aviation consists of four units that tell the stories of Wilbur Wright, Orville...
Debary Hall Historic Site

DeBary, Florida

Visitors to Debary Hall will learn about the nineteenth-century tourism that overtook...
Dr. William A. Chapman House

Miami, Florida

Dr. William Chapman, one of Miami's first black physicians, was known for his educational...
Dunbar House

Dayton, Ohio

The Dunbar House exhibits his literary treasures, many of his personal items and his...
Elkhorn Valley Museum And Research Center

Norfolk, Nebraska

The Elkhorn Valley Historical Society was founded in 1958. The members of the society...
Ellicott City Colored School

Ellicott City, Maryland

This schoolhouse was built in 1880 and was the first public school for African American...
Fayette African American Museum

Martinsville, Virginia

Located in a historical landmark, the Fayette museum showcases African American history...
First African Baptist Church

Lexington, Kentucky

The First African Baptist Church was founded c.1790 to serve the religious needs of...
Fort Garland Museum

Fort Garland, Colorado

Established in 1858 in southern Colorado, Fort Garland, with its garrison of over 100 men...
Fort Mose Historic State Park

St. Augustine, Florida

The power politics of 18th century England and Spain reached across the Atlantic to the...
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Manteo, North Carolina

The stories of Roanoke Island are told by exhibits, artifacts and the 17-minute park...
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Washington, District Of Columbia

Frederick Douglass' life spanned nearly eighty years, from the time that slavery was...
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

Ellenton, Florida

The Gamble Plantation's history stretches from Major Robert Gamble, who presided over a...
George Washington Carver Museum

Austin, Texas

The museum is housed in a 36,000 square-foot facility that includes four galleries, a...
George Washington Carver National Monument

Diamond, Missouri

George Washington Carver's favorite pastime was art. He painted landscapes and flowering...
Gilmore Farm

Montpelier Station, Virginia

George and his wife, Polly, leased the land from Dr. James Madison, great-nephew of...
Goodwood Museum And Gardens

Tallahassee, Florida

This estate began in the 1830's as a cotton and corn plantation that ultimately...
Hampton National Historic Site

Towson, Maryland

Hampton is the story of people -- enslaved African Americans, indentured servants,...
Hannibal Square Heritage Center

Winter Park, Florida

The Hannibal Square Heritage Center pays tribute to the past, present and future...
Historic Railpark & Train Museum

Bowling Green, Kentucky

This three-acre Bowling Green depot, which was restored in 1925, served as a train...
Historical Museum Of Southern Florida

Miami, Florida

An expansive museum examining the history of southern Florida from the arrival of the...
Historical Society Of Seabrook & Brown Library

Seabrook, New Hampshire

Historical Society Of Washington D.C.

Washington, District Of Columbia

Located in the historic Carnegie Library building, the Historical Society of Washington...
History Museum of Western Virginia

Roanoke, Virginia

Located in downtown Roanoke, the History Museum of Western Virginia covers centuries of...
Howard County Center Of African American Culture

Columbia, Maryland

The museum, children's library, and research library of this center preserve the history...
Idaho Black History Museum

Boise, Idaho

The Idaho Black History Museum is housed in the former St. Paul Baptist Church Building,...
Jamestown Settlement

Williamsburg, Virginia

This is the re-created Jamestown, which features the fort, three ships, and an Indian...
Jay Heritage Center

Rye, New York

Located on 23 acres in Westchester County, the Jay Heritage Center celebrates the boyhood...
Jenkins Plantation Museum

Lesage, West Virginia

Jenkins Plantation has survived wars, floods, wind and weather. Since 1835 a large brick...
John G. Riley Center/Museum Of African American History And Culture

Tallahassee, Florida

The John G. Riley Center now features a museum chronicling African-American history and...
Johnson House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A dramatic chapter in this country's struggle for human rights, the Underground Railroad...
Kentucky Museum

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Located on the Western Kentucky University campus, this two-floor museum features...
Kingsley Plantation

Jacksonville, Florida

The Kingsley Plantation, administered by the National Park Service, is located on Fort...
Levi Coffin House

Fountain City, Indiana

Levi and Catharine Coffin were legendary in helping many former slaves escape to freedom...
Lewis H. Latimer House

Flushing, New York

The Lewis H. Latimer House is a modest Queen Anne-style, wood-frame suburban residence...
Lincoln Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

“In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory...
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site

Richmond, Virginia

In spite of humble beginnings in post-Civil War Richmond, Virginia, Maggie Lena Walker...
Mann-Simons Cottage

Columbia, South Carolina

Although only one house stands today, the Mann-Simons site historically was a collection...
Mariah Brown House

Miami, Florida

This one-and-one-half story Frame Vernacular house was constructed by one of Coconut...
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Atlanta, Georgia

Just past noon on January 15, 1929, a son was born to the Reverend and Mrs. Martin Luther...
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

Opened to the public on August 22, 2011, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial honors an...
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

Washington, District Of Columbia

Mary McLeod Bethune, political activist for racial and gender equality, established the...
Maryland State House

Annapolis, Maryland

The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use...
Mclemore House Museum

Franklin, Tennessee

The McLemore House Museum serves to preserve the heritage of the African American culture...
Montgomery Greyhound Bus Station

Montgomery, Alabama

Mob violence that met interracial student bus riders at this station on May 20, 1961...
Mount Calvert Historical And Archaeological Park

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Mount Calvert's rich archaeological and historical resources represent over 8,000 years...
Museum Of Mobile

Mobile, Alabama

This museum interprets the history of the Mobile Bay Area and Southwestern Alabama....
Museum Of The Cape Fear

Fayetteville, North Carolina

One of three regional branches of the North Carolina Museum of History, the Museum of the...
Museum Of Tolerance

Los Angeles, California

This museum provides a unique and provocative experience that challenges visitors to...
Natchez National Historical Park

Natchez, Mississippi

Visiting the Natchez National Historical Park will give visitors a chance to observe and...
National Afro American Museum And Cultural Center

Wilberforce, Ohio

The museum's permanent exhibition, From Victory To Freedom: Afro-American Life in the...
National Civil Rights Museum

Memphis, Tennessee

The museum showcases the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the role Memphis played...
National Underground Railroad & Freedom Center

Cincinnati, Ohio

The Freedom Center's physical location in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, is just a few steps...
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Kansas City, Missouri

Since its founding in 1990, the museum has moved twice and finally settled in its current...
New Castle Court House Museum

New Castle, Delaware

The original, central section of the building was constructed in 1732 over the remains of...
Nicodemus National Historic Site

Nicodemus, Kansas

This was once an all-black town settled by former slaves fleeing the south in 1877 after...
Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society

Pasadena, California

The building where this historical society's main office is located holds a wealth of...
North Carolina Museum Of History

Raleigh, North Carolina

This local museum explores the history of the regional post of North Carolina. People...
Northampton Slave Quarters

Lake Arbor, Maryland

Of the large tobacco plantations of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, Northampton was...
Old Slave Mart Museum

Charleston, South Carolina

Once part of a complex of buildings, the Slave Mart building is the only structure to...
Old Statehouse, Hartford

Hartford, Connecticut

The Hartford Convention of 1814, one the earliest debates on the sovereignty of states...
Reginald F. Lewis Museum Of African American History

Baltimore, Maryland

The Resource Center of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum serves as a repository of books,...
Ritz Theatre & Lavilla Museum

Jacksonville, Florida

The Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum celebrates the rich legacy of the African-American...
River Road African American Museum

Donaldsonville, Louisiana

In 1992, in a bold and courageous move, driven by a passion to fulfill her vision, Kathe...
Riversdale House Museum

Riverdale Park, Maryland

This beautifully restored 19th century estate, which offers tours to the public, was home...
Robert Russa Moton Museum

Farmville, Virginia

On this site in 1951 the student body walked out in protest of unequal educational...
Selma To Montgomery National Historic Trail

Hayneville, Alabama

While at this historic site, there are several activities to participate in. Visitors are...
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor

Edgefield, South Carolina

From Table Rock Mountain to the wharves of McClellanville, the Heritage Corridor is a...
Spady Cultural Heritage Museum

Delray Beach, Florida

The periodic "Ride and Remember" trolley tours take visitors through five of...
St. Mary's County Historical Society

Leonardtown, Maryland

The St. Mary's County Historical Society features two museums: one in Tudor Hall and the...
St. Michaels Museum

St. Michaels, Maryland

This local history museum highlights a crucial War of 1812 battle as well as the life...
Stanley Whitman House

Farmington, Connecticut

The Stanley-Whitman House dates from 1720 but incorporates earlier features typical of...