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George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center

1165 Angelina St., Austin, TX 78702-2034
+1 512-974-4926
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The staff at the museum are very friendly and informative. The exhibits and artwork are great... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2018
Clayton O
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Georgia
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Enjoyed our visit during Black history month

It is a small museum from exhibition standpoint but provides great information I haven't seen at... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
cstocker
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Atlanta, GA
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The George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center is dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, interpretation, and exhibition of historical and cultural material reflecting all dimensions of experiences of persons of African decent living in Austin, Travis County, Texas, and the United States. The museum is also a key source of information on the history and celebration of Juneteenth. Permanent Exhibits include: LC Anderson Highschool, Austin's first African American High School Juneteenth and Juneteenth Memorial Monuments Austin African American Families Jumping the Broom George Washington Carver Window The Genealogy Center his housed in the a historic building that was the first Austin Public Library, the first Austin Public Branch Library, the first African American Neighborhood Museum in the State of Texas, and the first genealogy center in the area focused on Black History. Other features include: Boyd Vance Theatre Dance Studio Classroom Commercial Kitchen Conference Room Meeting Room Special Event Space Juneteenth Memorial Lawn Special Events happen year-round. Self-guided audio tours available upon request. Please bring your own headphones.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1165 Angelina St., Austin, TX 78702-2034
East Austin
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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

The staff at the museum are very friendly and informative. The exhibits and artwork are great, giving a history of families in the area and the evolution of civil rights in Texas. The facility is great and a short walk from a bus stop, but...More

Thank Clayton O
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Carver S, Culture and Arts Education Specialist at George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Clayton, Thank you for visiting the George Washington Carver Museum. Your time and feedback is appreciated and the details you provided are helpful for others. We invite you to return for our rotating exhibits and special events. Now showing is Dawn Okoro's Punk Noir...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

It is a small museum from exhibition standpoint but provides great information I haven't seen at other museums. I loved learning about Juneteenth, local families from slavery time to current, and inventors I didn't know. It was time well spent.

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Reviewed December 2, 2017

There is a lot to see in this museum. I enjoyed taking my granddaughters to the interactive area to learn about various African American Inventors, we watched a video about Juneteenth and read a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation. Finding out about some of the...More

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Carver S, Culture and Arts Education Specialist at George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2017

Thank you for visiting the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center. Your detailed feedback about our exhibits' features and your families experience is greatly appreciated. We invite you to return for our special events such as Kwanzaa, Black History Month Programs, and Juneteenth...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

This is an attraction that I would recommend to anyone looking for a place to learn more about black culture, the impacts of inventions of African Americans, and the history of slavery and emancipation. Our tour guide was very nice and knowledgable about each of...More

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Carver S, Culture and Arts Education Specialist at George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Thank you, Jelisafields, for your review. We are grateful for you and your groups visit the the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center. The details you included in your feedback are very helpful for future visitors. Please feel free to stay connected and...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2017

Front desk attendant provided narrative of layout of the facility. Museum included history of prominent local African American families. Small well maintained facility packed with history.More

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Carver S, Culture and Arts Education Specialist at George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Greetings! Thank you for your interest in the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center. We appreciate the time you took in offering your feedback and experience. Please feel free to contact us, connect with us on social media, or sign up for our...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2017

The building is beautiful and the small displays are well maintained. I especially liked the Juneteenth memorial statues outside at the rear of the building. I learned quite a bit about the (very) early history of slavery in America, like there were slaves at Jamestown....More

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Carver S, Culture and Arts Education Specialist at George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

Greetings, Thank you for taking the time to not only visit the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, but also taking the time to share your thoughtful review. We encourage you to come back anytime for our variety of special events and rotating...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2016

The Museum is small and on the day we visited consisted largely of a special exhibition on 'Juneteenth'. It had some interesting family biographies of locals but our experience of museums made as yearn for this to go much further and examine issues related to...More

1  Thank David P
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Reviewed June 7, 2015

I have attended a couple of productions, a concert and a dance recital here but never took the time to actually tour the actual museum until this time. It is awe inspiring to learn some of the history of the local area families. The artwork...More

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Reviewed April 19, 2015

When I think museums I think displays, and a walk through history. When I went to the Carver Museum it was the opposite. Here you have an important part of Black American History with the art and times of Washington Carver, yet all that was...More

2  Thank Sean O
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Reviewed December 16, 2014

This museum is owned by the City of Austin, yet is housed in an excellent and beautiful building. It contains several interesting and well-done exhibits. The best is about the history of Juneteenth. The day we were there, we were the only visitors. It is...More

1  Thank Mark S
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HeatherLyn F
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Response from Carver S | Property representative |
Hi Heather. Thank you for your interest in the George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center. All galleries, exhibits, and city sponsored events are free and open to the public Monday through Saturday.
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