- Open two days per month on Wednesdays and Saturdays
- See website or social media for detailed hours of operation
- Self-guided tours open to the public two days per month (see website for detailed schedule)
- Guided group and school tours can be arranged by appointment outside of regular operating hours
- Family friendly special events are open to the community throughout the year, including exhibits, speaker series, art-making experiences, and an annual Juneteenth celebration with food, live music and activities for kids
- Group tours
- School tours
- Adults - $10
- Children - $5
Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum
189 Hollow Road, Skillman, NJ 08558
The Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM) is central New Jersey's first Black history museum telling the story of African Americans from the time of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to present day. Located at the historic Mt. Zion AME Church and True Farmstead, SSAAM shares the unique history and contributions of African Americans in New Jersey's Sourland Mountain region through tours, exhibits, and special events.
Mt. Zion AME Church is a historically African American church constructed in 1899 and listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places in 2018. The adjacent True Farmstead was originally owned by a Black Union Army veteran and served as a working farm owned by the African American True family for more than a century.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- Explore exhibits on the history of African Americans in the Sourlands region
- Attend a special community event celebrating local heritage
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