The mission of the African American Museum of Nassau County is to promote understanding and appreciation of African American culture, art and tradition through education, interpretation, exhibitions, collections and programs for the enrichment of the public; with an emphasis on Long Island. The museum's vision is to continue to be an outstanding regional resource for African American historical information and preservation. ​


110 N Franklin Street, Hempstead, NY 11550

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Sundays & Mondays


Age 5 years and under free

Self-Guided Tours: $5.00 /per person

Tours with museum guide: $8.00 /per person
Tours w/guide & movie: $10.00 /per person

A reservation is required for all guided tours.

Tours of our exhibitions for all ages is at the core of the Museum's educational mission to create a greater understanding of art, culture and history from the African American perspective. The African American Museum offers insightful and aspiring themed tours of its collections led by trained museum guides. Our exhibitions are specially designed to encompass varied interests.


These tours are available for individuals or groups with mobility , hearing, visual, cognitive and communication impairments or other disabilities. These themed tours are developed around the needs and interests of the participants. Tours can focus on any aspect of the museum's collections and exhibitions. Touchable and visual materials often supplement descriptions and discussions. Entry is handicap accessible.

Reservations are required for group tours and any number for specially adapted tours.

"Don’t devalue the slaves who were strong enough to take all types of beatings and abuse, they didn’t die, they were alive after all of that. They could not kill them. So we have to be proud of our ancestry. "

Mrs. Joysetta Marsh Pearse


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110 N. Franklin Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 572-0730

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