Explore African American Cultural and Historical Sites in Greater Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA - Just as U.S. history is African American history, Philadelphia history is African American history. The nation’s birthplace is home to the founding church of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination (Mother Bethel A.M.E), the country’s first major museum devoted to African American history (The African American Museum in Philadelphia), and more.

Explore our guide to the Philadelphia museums, landmarks, churches, and other sites that tell of the successes, struggles, and contributions of African Americans through the centuries.

Where: Various locations, including the Octavius V. Catto Memorial, 1400 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

Family & Kids

 2nd St Festival Northern Liberties

2nd St Festival Northern Liberties

  • Elwin Flatley
  • Sep 16
Candytopia Philadelphia Halloween Sweets and Treats
  • Where Philly Staff
  • Sep 05
Philadelphia Zoo's Friday Nights Dinos and Bites
  • Where Philly Staff
  • May 20
Philadelphia Zoo Big Time Dinosaurs
  • Haylie Carter
  • May 10