African Museum Casa Del Rey Moro

African Museum Casa Del Rey Moro African history throughout the world
NON PROFIT 501(c)3: We are proud to announce that the African Museum Casa Del Rey Moro has begun its life this year as a California non-profit public benefit corporation with 501(c)3 tax exemption from the IRS and similar tax status granted by California Franchise Tax Board. OFFICE OF THE CURATOR: The Museum Curator is the well-known educator, Professor Chuck Ambers, who has been researching African history throughout the world for close to 50 years. The Curator's Assistant, Mrs. Bonnie Rhodes, has been working together with Professor Ambers as a research and organization specialist for over 25 years. VOLUNTEER AND DOCENT PROGRAM: We have a successful Volunteer program, but due to great demands, a new Docent Program is being launched, to assist the Curator's office with museum guided tours and exhibits and presentations. To join our existing Volunteer Program, or to get an application for the new Docent Program, call the Museum at 619-220-0022 during regular hours. FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE MUSEUM: Many of our supporters have asked how they can make financial contributions to the museum through bequests, donations, gifts and membership program. We will post the details of the program shortly.

You will enter through the African Marketplace to browse and shop for African items including carvings, fabrics and hangings, clothing for men and women and many items suitable for home decor, for gifts or to expand your African collection.On the porch you should be welcomed by the official Museum Greeter, Congo the African Grey Parrot. Inside, you will find three rooms full of information and materials: the Latin America room provides a wealth of information about the extensive African influences into our Western Hemisphere with photos and documentation about important historical figures and a detailed wall chart covering 3000 years of African Influences. The Africa Room offers a view of world history from an African perspective with a chart covering 6000 years. The United States room showcases achievements and accomplishments of people of African descent in the US, with charts covering approximately 500 years. Although a quick tour through the museum is possible, most people allow several hours to see the exhibits. The Bookstore/Giftshop has further African cultural and educational items for purchase. The Curator's Assistant offers a special service to help public to locate hard-to-find or out of print materials.

Mission: To educate the general public about African history and culture by providing and maintaining museum facilities for instruction, tours and activities that promote and inform about African peoples, their histories and culture.


Thanks to the Museum Volunteers who did a wonderful job; looked very professional and authentic and had loads of fun. Two volunteers brought numerous family members to enjoy the Parade as well. Local parade watchers lined up to take photos and meet the historic figures!


Museum Volunteers as historic figures: Margaret & Albert Robinson, founders of the famous Julian Hotel (oldest continuously operating hotel in all of So. California); Fred Coleman, first to discover gold in San Diego County in 1849, and his wife Maria Niejo; America Newton, owner of 80 acres & successful entrepreneur creating a laundry business during the mining boom. Plus our 2 youngsters as the Coleman children.


Julian 4th of July Parade African-American Pioneers were led by Museum Curator Professor Chuck Ambers who portrayed Nathaniel Harrison, believed to be the first African-American Homesteader in our County. Harrison made a 160-acre claim on Palomar Mountain and lived to be 100 years old. Local university San Diego State Archeology Department has continued to excavate and research the Harrison site for many years.

African American Pioneers at Julian 4th of July Parade 2011

African American Pioneers at Julian 4th of July Parade 2011


2471 Congress St
San Diego, CA

General information

We invite you to visit our web site to get a glimpse of what the Museum offers. More importantly, we hope you will come to visit us in the historic Old Town district of San Diego,conveniently located just a few blocks up from the Old Town Trolley stop. We are open every day (except Wednesday) from 10:30am until 7pm. We offer tours to public with group tours, events and exhibits available both on and off-site.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:30 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:30 - 19:00
Thursday 10:30 - 19:00
Friday 10:30 - 19:00
Saturday 10:30 - 19:00
Sunday 10:30 - 19:30


(619) 220-0022


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