Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum

The Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum showcases the life and work of African Americans through a variety of mediums. Art, history, and culture are celebrated and brought to life in the eight galleries of the museum.

The newly remodeled "black inventors room" is definitely a crowd-pleaser. 22 interpretive murals tell the story of African American life in Africa on into present day America. Murals include: Continent of Africa, Great Kings and Queen, Great Pyramids, African Family Village, Traditional Family Life, Holding Cell, Slave Ship Conditions, Ocean Voyage Horrors, Auction Block, Plantation Life, Slave Homes, Punishment of Slaves, Underground Railroad, People of Color in the Bible, Buffalo Soldiers, Black Inventions, Wars of America, African American Greats in Music, Dr. Martin Luther King, Civil Rights Activists, Hurricane Katrina, and the History of The TAAHM Complex. T

he Heritage Center features a multi-purpose room with seating for up to 500 people. The museum is available to groups or individuals Monday through Friday from 10:00AM to 4:30PM and Saturday from 1:00PM to 4:00PM

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Latitude: 30.493382 Longitude: -90.473389 Elevation: 28 ft
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Seasons Open


Hours Open

Monday - Friday 10:00AM - 4:30PM, Saturday 1:00PM to 4:00PM


$10 - Adults, $5 - students with ID, $7 - Seniors, $2 - Kids ages 2-4

Accessibility Notes

Members of the community as well as elected officials and dignitaries worked in conjunction for years to create the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum.

Pet Friendly Notes

No pets allowed.

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