Hammonds House Museum is a fine-art museum that focuses on art by African American creators that's showcased within a 19th-century Victorian house. Their vision highlights just how influential artists of African descent have been on world culture.

Everyone can enjoy a trip to this museum, thanks to the fascinating combination of history and art on display. Typically, most visitors spend about an hour or so here, but you're free to stay longer if you want to examine every last piece in their collection.

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Hammonds House Museum highlights

The star of the show at the Hammonds House Museum is the collection. You'll find more than 450 different pieces with the oldest dating back to the mid-19th century. The artists on display primarily hail from America, Africa, and the Caribbean. The collection includes 18 works by legendary artist Romare Bearden.

In addition to its permanent collection, this museum also features 4 visual-art exhibitions per year featuring established artists. These exhibitions not only showcase artwork, but offer valuable insight into art as a career. Attending an exhibition useful for aspiring artists and those interested in learning more about the industry.

Good to know when visiting Hammonds House Museum

One of the most important things to note about the Hammonds House Museum is that it's remarkably accessible for an old Victorian house. Anyone who isn't capable of taking the stairs in the front can make use of a secondary entrance that offers a mechanical lift to get inside.

Being in the West End, you'll find yourself close to several other attractions when you visit. West End Park, for example, is just a short walk to the west. You'll also find the West End Mall a short distance to the southeast.

Hammonds House Museum

Location: 503 Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA

Open: Wednesday–Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm (closed Monday–Tuesday)

Phone: +1 404-612-0481