Where there is no vision,
the people shall perish.
The Mission


To educate visitors about the history and culture of African Americans in the rural communities of South Louisiana through the collection, preservation, and interpretation of art, artifacts, and historic buildings.

Mission Priorities:

  1. Education
  2. Interpretation
  3. Restoration of historic buildings related to African American history and culture
  4. Preservation of the museum collection
The Vision


We envision the River Road African American Museum (RRAAM) as America’s most recognized institution dedicated to education and the interpretation of slavery and freedom.


406 Charles Street

Donaldsonville, LA 70346

Museum Hours

Wed. - Sat.: 10am - 5pm

Sun. - Tues.: Closed

All groups by appt. only

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