African American Museum in Philadelphia

The exterior of the African American Museum in Philadelphia


Wednesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.

Please note: Free STAMP admission does not apply to group visits (docent-guided or self-guided) during school hours.

About the African American Museum in Philadelphia

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. Our doors are open for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Visit us and 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.


701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Getting There

For driving directions, visit Surface parking is available on Arch Street at the Parkway Parking Lot, located directly behind the Museum. Additional lots are located within a one block radius. There is also metered parking throughout the neighborhood surrounding the Museum.

The Museum is also easily accessible by public transportation. See below for a list of routes and visit SEPTA for a schedule and fare information.

  • From the Market Frankford El: Exit at SEPTA’s 8th Street Station, which is just one block from AAMP.
  • From the Broad Street Subway (Ridge Spur): At the 15th Street/City Hall Station, transfer to the eastbound Market Frankford El. Exit at SEPTA’s 8th Street Station, which is just one block from AAMP.
  • By Bus: The Museum is accessible by the following SEPTA bus routes: 17, 33, 44, 47, 48, and 61.
  • By Commuter Rail Line: Exit at SEPTA’s Market East Station, which is three blocks east of the AAMP.


The museum offers barrier-free access for the physically disabled.

For more information on Accessibility, visit AAMP’s website.


Fine print: Photography is always allowed in the core exhibit, Audacious Freedom: African Americans in Philadelphia 1776-1876, which occupies Galleries 1 and 2. Photography rules for our temporary exhibits, which occupy Galleries 3 and 4, change depending on the exhibit. Please listen carefully to our front desk and security staff, as they will provide you with information about the rules currently in place.

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