Listen to Louis Gossett Jr.’s Intro

More than just a slavery museum,
an institution of…




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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.

Mark Brown, Antigua, Wisconsin “Amazing space and exhibits. Congrats!

Baba Ken Amen, New Orleans, Louisiana “Motivating, inspiring, and awesome.”

Betty Rollins, New Orleans, Louisiana “It was real nice to know this is here.”

Charles R., Natchez, Mississippi “I’m blown away!”

Julian Piper, “Wonderful collection!”

Pat Myles, Louisiana “Simply beautiful.”

Bonita King, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania “Best museum in Louisiana!”

Diane Miller, Cambridge, Missouri “Great information, well done.”

Clara R., Laredo, Texas “Great museum, a lot of history.”

Pamela Ross, Baton Rouge, Louisiana “Great tour!”

Davide Piasentin, France “Really nice place. Thank you for taking care of the place!”

Jackie Schorea, Pacoima, California “Breathtaking!”

Theresa Darby, Palmdale, California “Rare.”

Shannon Williamson, Metairie, Louisiana “This is amazing! What a gem of American history that isn’t usually told. Thanks for preserving Black history in such a beautiful way.”

Mikyala Moore, Kansas City, Kansas “I loved this. I learned so much!”

Monet S. Grissett, Leesville, Louisiana “Thanks for the presentation!”

Dawn Surratt, Oakland, California “Thank you so much for assembling all this important history!”


406 Charles Street

Donaldsonville, LA 70346

Museum Hours

All tours are by appointment only.

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