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Ethnic and Cultural Museums

Museums and other landmarks dedicated to a specific ethnic group or culture.


African American Museum in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
Built in 1976 for the nation's Bicentennial, the African American Museum in Philadelphia was the first institution funded and built by a major city to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans.


American Museum of Asmat Art

St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, 55105
The American Museum of Asmat Art is a gallery exhibiting the art and culture of the Asmat people of southwestern Papua, Indonesia, housed at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.


American Swedish Institute

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 55407
The American Swedish Institute (ASI) is a museum and cultural center dedicated to the preservation and study of the historic role Sweden and Americans of Swedish heritage have played in US culture and history.


Anchorage Museum

Anchorage, Alaska, 99501
The Anchorage Museum is a art, history, ethnography, ecology, and science museum. It is dedicated to studying and exploring the land, peoples, art and history of Alaska.


Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, 35203
Opened in November of 1992, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a large interpretive museum and research center that depicts the struggles of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.


Capitol Park Museum - Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana, 70802
The Capitol Park Museum is a branch of the Louisiana State Museum. There are two permanent exhibits on the history and culture of Louisiana.


Czech Center Museum Houston

Houston, Harris County, Texas, 77004
The Czech Center Museum Houston is a 20,000-square-foot multifunctional cultural organization located in the Museum District of Houston, Texas, committed to the education and celebration of Czech and Slovakian culture, art, and history.


Holocaust Museum Houston

Houston, Harris County, Texas, 77004
The Holocaust memorial museum is the fourth largest in the U.S. and opened in 1996.


Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, 87104
Dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Pueblo Indian Culture, History and Art, the Center is a 10,000 sq ft (1,000 m2) museum of the authentic history and artifacts of traditional Pueblo cultures and their contemporary art.


Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum

Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, 38103
The Memphis Rock ā€˜nā€™ Soul Museum is a music museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The museum tells the critical story of the musical pioneers who overcame racial and socio-economic obstacles to create the music that changed the cultural complexion of the worl


Mobile Carnival Museum

Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, 36602
The Mobile Carnival Museum is a history museum that chronicles over 300 years of Carnival and Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama. The museum is housed in the historic Bernstein-Bush mansion.


Muhammad Ali Center

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 40202
The Muhammad Ali Center is a non-profit museum and cultural center in Louisville, Kentucky. Dedicated to boxer Muhammad Ali, a native of Louisville, it is located in the city's West Main District.


Museum of International Folk Art

Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87505
The Museum of International Folk Art is a state-run institution in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is one of many cultural institutions operated by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.


National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library

Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, 52404
The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is a museum and library of Czech and Slovak history and culture located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


National Hispanic Cultural Center

Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, 87102
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is an institution in Albuquerque, New Mexico dedicated to Hispanic culture, arts and humanities. The campus spans 20 acres and is located along the Rio Grande.


Polynesian Cultural Center

Laie, Honolulu County, Hawaii, 96762
Within eight simulated tropical villages in the Polynesian Cultural Center, performers demonstrate various arts and crafts from throughout Polynesia. Visitors may participate in a luʻau.


South Carolina State Museum

Columbia, South Carolina, 29201
The South Carolina State Museum has four floors of permanent and changing exhibits, a digital dome planetarium, 4D interactive theater and an observatory.


Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, 38126
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is a museum located in Memphis, Tennessee, the former location of Stax Records. It is operated by the Soulsville Foundation, which also operates the adjacent Stax Music Academy and The Soulsville Charter School.


The Old Slave Mart Museum

Charleston, South Carolina, 29401
Constructed in 1859, the building is believed to be the last extant slave auction facility in South Carolina. Today, the building houses the Old Slave Mart Museum.


Virginia Holocaust Museum

Richmond, Virginia, 23223
The Virginia Holocaust Museum is dedicated to depicting the Holocaust through the personal stories of its victims. The museum memorializes and documents the atrocities of World War II.

Most Popular Ethnic and Cultural Museums Landmarks

  1. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  2. American Swedish Institute
  3. African American Museum in Philadelphia
  4. The Old Slave Mart Museum
  5. Polynesian Cultural Center
  6. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  7. Muhammad Ali Center
  8. Reginald F Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture
  9. Anchorage Museum
  10. Capitol Park Museum - Baton Rouge

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