Virtual Tour

Before you start your self-guided tour, the Philadelphia Doll Museum is one of the nations few museums that emphasizes the collection and preservation of black dolls as artifacts of history and culture. There are 500 black dolls in the collection that present visual images of how black people were perceived throughout world history and to present day.

Black dolls have been an integral part of world history for centuries. Join us as we take a trip in history and trace the evolution of black dolls.

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Paper Mache Dolls
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Golliwogg
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Bisque
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Belton
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Big Boy
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African Dolls
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Folk Art
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Folk Art
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Topsy-Turvy
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African-American Heritage
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American Manufactured
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Patty Jo
The Philadelphia Doll Museum
2253 North Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19132
  Phone: (215) 787 - 0220
Fax: (215) 787 - 0226