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Baton Rouge African American Museum

  • 538 South Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • (225) 244-9474
Formerly known as the Odell S. Williams Then & Now Museum of African American history, visitors can stop in to see historic artifacts and read about African American history on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Group tours are also available outside of the open hours by appointment. To schedule your tour call, (225) 244-9474. Immerse yourself in a museum experience like no other in Baton Rouge. Vibrant colors and displays paint the picture of the then and now of African American History. Step aboard an authentic 1953 bus from the year of the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott and learn about the efforts led by this city. See the growth of three different types of cotton in the museum's garden. Hear the stories of people of color from right here in Baton Rouge and Louisiana. The museum showcases faces of African American contributors in various fields, rural artifacts, African Art, and minority inventions that impact our day-to-day activities. They host their annual State Juneteenth Celebration is held on the 3rd Saturday in June.
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  • Good for: LGBTQ+:
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