Arna Bontemps African American Museum

1327 Third St., Alexandria, LA 71301
318-473-4692 | 318-473-4675
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Property Description

Birthplace home of Arna Wendell Bontemps, noted Harlem Renaissance author, poet, anthologist and librarian, offers a great selection of his works along with historical photos and artifacts.

National Register of Historical Places

Louisiana African American Heritage Trail Site

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday - Friday

10:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturday

Directions

From I-49 South: Take exit #85A/ML KING DR/DOWNTOWN ALEXANDRIA - go 0.30.5 mikm Turn Right on LEE ST - go 0.40.6 mikm Turn Right on 3RD ST Arrive at 1327 3RD ST, ALEXANDRIA, on the Left. From I-49 North: Take exit #85A/DOWNTOWN ALEXANDRIA (LA-1)/ELLIOT ST - go 0.50.9 mikm Continue on a local road - go 0.20.2 mikm Turn Left on JACKSON ST(LA-1208-3) toward US-165-BR N - go 0.40.6 mikm Turn Right on 4TH ST(LA-1208-4 S) - go 0.20.2 mikm Turn Left on JOHNSTON ST Turn Right on 3RD ST - go 0.10.2 mikm Arrive at 1327 3RD ST, ALEXANDRIA, on the Left