River Road African American Museum

The River Road African American Museum captures the spirit, soul and significance of the people who thrived and enriched south Louisiana's sugarcane country.

The River Road African American Museum is dedicated to educating 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.

The Museum is a recognized member of the National Park Service's National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The museum's Freedom Garden is a community  garden that reflects vegetation cultivated by slave labor, as well as edible and medicinal plants used by freedom seekers in this region. Some plants were grown in plantation gardens, some indigenous to Africa, and many found in the swamps and wilderness along bayous and rivers.

The museum's collection of unique buildings is located in the beautiful downtown historic district of Donaldsonville, just moments away from the mighty Mississippi River.

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Latitude: 29.878032 Longitude: -90.408929 Elevation: 1 ft
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Seasons Open


Hours Open

Wednesday - Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm


$5.00 per person

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