African American Museum in Philadelphia


Hours you can use your STAMP pass:

  • Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
  • Sunday, Noon-5pm

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

The African American Museum in Philadelphia collects and preserves art and artifacts and, through exhibitions and programs, interprets the history and stories of African Americans and those of the African Diaspora.  The museum enriches the lives of all visitors, especially children and youth, using education to empower them through experiences that will enlighten them culturally and intellectually.  The museum is a gathering place for the community, a forum for broader community engagement and a partner for collaborations with historical and cultural institutions.

CLICK HERE to read about STAMP Program Teen Fellow Erika’s first visit to AAMP!


701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106


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.


AAMP does have a gift shop, located in the first floor lobby, across from the front desk. AAMP does not have a café. AAMP does have a beverage machine on the lower level, directly outside of the Auditorium. Open beverages are not allowed in the galleries, but may be enjoyed in the lobby or on the outdoor plaza.


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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