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Visitor's Guide: Los Angeles

The Chinese American Museum

Exploring L.A.'s Diverse Culture
  • 425 North Los Angeles Street 
  • Los Angeles,  CA  90012
  • Phone: +1 213 485 8567
  • Fax: +1 213 473 4224
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  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Category: Local History & Culture
  • Hours: Tu to Su from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Train: "Los Angeles Union
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes


The Chinese American Museum is the first in Southern California to document the experience of the Chinese in America. It is housed within the oldest surviving Chinese building, called the Garnier Building. The first exhibition was held in 1992 and featured the works of James Wong Howe, the Oscar-winning cinematographer. The museum's main aim is to eventually become an educational resource for other ethnic communities. In February, it celebrates the Chinese Lantern Festival, so if you're visiting LA at that time make sure it's on your itinerary.

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