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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
313-494-5800
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Ranked #7 of 86 attractions in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Libraries
Description: Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of African Americans.
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Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit if you are visiting from out of town or you reside in Detroit. The exhibits are so visual. It starts out with the visual experience of walking through a slave ship. It will touch your heart no matter what your ethnicity. You can visit Motown and hear some of the timeless music. This... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
44 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This building is beautiful and the exhibits are very good. This is a big part of what is making mid town a place that you have to see. So don't miss it and go and see it and you will be impressed.

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Troy, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Upon stepping into the building, I was instantly drawn to all the different colors and things to see. It was a sunday so a gospel service was going on in the auditorium, so all the sounds and cheerful voices lit up the main floor. The rest of the museum was equally as exciting and a great learning experience, in regards... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I think this is a museum that people of all colors and backgrounds can appreciate not your average African-American museum it was informative, and moving.

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Southfield
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Take your family here and experience the African American journey from Africa to America. You can learn how they came all the way from Africa to the present with life size waxed figures. I love this place.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

For a middle school student just learning about the history of African Americans this museum would be an eye opener. The exhibits were engaging and addressed all of the senses with life sized dioramas. However, do not expect to learn much new if you are an adult who has given serious consideration to our painful history of exploitation and marginalization... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very QUAINT but filled with memorabilia of Motown artist in the 60's. Guides are available to take you on a tour and share stories about the Motown artist and demonstrate how the Motown sound was originally created. Our tour group had a ball singing and imitating routines performed by the Motown artist. A Must C in the D.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Architectural delight. Great exhibitions knowledgable staff.Check- out their gift shop!!worth your time

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A treasure. Paying the additional $30 for the guided tour, was so worth every penny. All children should visit. Loved it.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

I have been to museums in America that have glossed over the history of black oppression so this museum was really refreshing in its approach. The history section about Africa was interesting and the gradual time line up to the slave trade and life in southern plantations and during the race riots was well done. The slave ship area was... More

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