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Banneker-Douglass Museum

Address: 84 Franklin St., Annapolis, MD
Phone Number: 410-974-2893
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Ranked #5 of 41 Attractions in Annapolis
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Allentown, PA
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245 reviews 245 reviews
41 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We usually check TA before we leave for any get-away. This museum was highly rated by TA, so we "inked it in" for our visit to Annapolis........SO glad that we did! Yes, it is a small museum, but we both learned SO much about black history & slavery just by looking at the exhibits..........who would have ever known that we... More 

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Washington, DC
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103 reviews 103 reviews
6 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This small museum does not have that much, but nonetheless it is quite interesting. Frederick Douglas gave the sermon when the church was dedicated, Rosa Parks visited the church, and the displays describe the history of numerous famous black people from nearby Maryland including Matthew Henson and Thurgood Marshall, as well as other not quite so famous people. The church... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

So much I did not know, audio and costumes tell stories of some individuals I never knew played such roles in history.

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Freeland, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We came to this museum when we found it on TripAdvisor and glad that we did. We have two tweens and they don't have the attention span for these types of things that we adults do and this museum was just the right size. We all learned a lot about slavery in Maryland, most specifically in the Annapolis/Baltimore region. The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Another free stop in Annapolis with insight into African American history in Maryland and Annapolis. The AME church portion features an exhibit of Herbert Frisby, the second African American to the North Pole (he was inspired by the story of Alexander Henson, the first to make it with Cdr. Peary). The main museum part featured displays on the fight to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Among the many times I've visited with my daughter, I had the pleasure of attending a doll making session which was sponsored by a sorority organization which was enlightening and fun. Historical facts were shared about the once great church-turned-museum.

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Arnold, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Museum was great and the people were more than helpful to my three daughters. They learned about the adventure of getting to the North Pole with an interactive programmed that kept them interested and exploring the museum for much longer than most!

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My family learned a great deal from museum especially about the importance of Herbert Frisbee. The man at the front desk was very informative. Be sure to see the mosaic made from the glass that was saved from the windows that were broken during the civil rights movement.

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Boston, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We felt so welcomed when we visited here and 2 gentlemen at the front desks provided wonderful insight into the history. The glass collage on the 2nd floor was beautiful--they had saved original pieces of glass from the Mt. Mariah AME Church to make this. The pictures & history provided on Herbert M. Frisby was impressive. This should be an... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This African American history museum is definitely worth a visit. We thought 30 minutes would be enough to get through this museum since it was small and free, but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the exhibits. We had to hurry our visit because our parking meter was up, but we will definitely stop by again during our... More 

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