Black History Museums

You can experience Black history in sports, education, the arts and culture in these fine museums. See their many collections of artistic artifacts, cultural, historical, sports and the sciences.

A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

Chicago, IL

African American Civil War Memorial Museum

Washington, DC

African American Firefighter Museum

Los Angeles, LA

African American Multicultural Museum

Scottsdale, AZ

African American Museum

Dallas, TX

African American Museum and Library at Oakland

Oakland, CA

African American Museum in Cleveland, The

Cleveland, OH

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

African American Museum of Iowa

Cedar Rapids, IA

African American Museum of Nassau County

Hempstead, NY

African American Museum of the Arts

DeLand, FL

Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum

Jersey City, NJ

Alabama State Black Archives Research Center and Museum

Huntsville, AL

Alexandria Black History Museum

Alexandria, VA

America’s Black Holocaust Museum

Milwaukee, WI

Anacostia Museum

Washington, DC

Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum

Lynchburg, VA

Arthur “Smokestack” Hardy Fire Museum

Baltimore, MD

August Wilson Center for African American Culture

Pittsburgh, PA

Baton Rouge African American Museum

Baton Rouge, LA

Bertha Lee Strickland Cultural Museum

Seneca, SC

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham, AL

Black American West Museum & Heritage Center

Denver, CO

Black History 101 Mobile Museum

Detroit, MI

Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

Richmond, VA

Bontemps African American Museum

Alexandria, LA

Brazos Valley African American Museum

Bryan, TX

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

Topeka, KS

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum


California African American Museum

Los Angeles, LA

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Detroit, MI

Clemson Area African American Museum

Clemson, SC

Creole Heritage Folk Life Center

Opelousas, LA

Delta Cultural Center

Helena, AK

Dorchester Academy and Museum

Midway, GA

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum

St. Petersburg, FL

DuSable Museum of African American History

Chicago, IL

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Washington, DC

George Washington Carver Museum, The

Tuskegee, AL

George Washington Carver Museum

Phoenix, AZ

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center

Austin, TX

Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Baltimore, MD

Great Plains Black History Museum

Omaha, NE

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center

Church Creek, MD

Harvey B. Gantt Center

Charlotte, NC

Idaho Black History Museum

Boise, ID

International African American Museum

Charleston, SC

International Civil Rights Center and Museum

Greensboro, NC

International Civil Rights Center and Museum

Greensboro, NC

Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum at Lexington History Center

Lexington, KY

John E. Rogers African American Cultural Center

Hartford, CT

John G. Riley Center/Museum of African American History and Culture

Tallahassee, FL

Kansas African-American Museum

Wichita, KS

L.E. Coleman African-American Museum

Halifax County, VA

LaVilla Museum

Jacksonville, FL

Legacy Museum of African American History

Lynchburg, VA

Louisiana African American Heritage Trail

Various locations

Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site Visitors Center

Atlanta, GA

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

Washington, DC

Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum

Culver City, CA

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Jackson, MS

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

Little Rock, AR

Muhammad Ali Center

Louisville, KY

Museum of African American History & Abiel Smith School

Boston, MA

Museum of the African Diaspora

San Francisco, CA

Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture

Natchez, MS

National African American Archives and Museum

Mobile, AL


National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

Wilberforce, OH

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Atlanta, GA

National Center of Afro-American Artists

Roxbury, MA

National Civil Rights Museum

Memphis, TN

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Washington, DC

National Museum of African American Music

Nashville, TN

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Cincinnati, OH

National Voting Rights Museum

Selma, AL

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Kansas City, MO

New Orleans African American Museum

New Orleans, LA

Nicodemus National Historic Site

Nicodemus, KS

Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum

Monroe, LA

Northwest African American Museum

Seattle, WA

Old Dillard Museum

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Oran Z’s Black Facts and Wax Museum

Los Angeles, CA

Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art

Newark, NJ

Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center

North Brentwood,MD

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture

Baltimore, MD

River Road African American Museum

Donaldsonville, LA

St. Rita’s Black Heritage Museum

New Smyrna Beach, FL

Slave Mart Museum

Charleston, SC

Smith-Robertson Museum and Cultural Center

Jackson, MS

Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum

Tallahassee, FL

Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum

Hammond, LA

Tubman African American Museum

Macon, GA

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

Tuskegee, AL

Weeksville Heritage Center


Wells’ Built Museum

Orlando, FL

Whitney Plantation

St. John the Baptist Parish, LA

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