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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

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Address: 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Phone Number: 313-494-5800
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history...
Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of African Americans.
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Very enjoyable and educational

Spent several hours here and really am glad I did. Excellent exhibits, very well done and effective. Large facility, would be good for events. Well worth time and money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Spent several hours here and really am glad I did. Excellent exhibits, very well done and effective. Large facility, would be good for events. Well worth time and money.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The parking you have to pay $5.00 in the lot across the street and walk a little why.. The gift shop is a little high price.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Visited here during the recent Bank of America weekend. Wow! This museum is fantastic in telling the African-American story from their forced exodus from Africa to the nation's first black president. Comprehensive. Nice flow to the museum. Wasn't expecting to come out right by where we entered. Intro film could be better in giving background. Nice selection of artifacts. Really... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

As a Professional Historian and Storyteller, I was in awe of how the Museum told the important and dramatic story of Black Americans. It is a living documentary of the African American contribution to the World and American History.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is truly a must visit in Detroit. The museum's primary exhibit, "And Still We Rise" is incredibly elaborate. It begins in Africa, and takes you on a comprehensive journey - from the beginnings of slavery through to emancipation; from the struggles for civil rights to ultimately, triumph. It's both an educational and emotional experience. Some parts are particularly grim,... More 

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Detroit, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A unique experience in a place with so many different things to do. You can visit the actual museum, along with its features, attend a wedding in the atrium, see a play in the auditorium, or have a discussion in one of the meeting rooms. I look forward to the African World Festival that takes place during the Summer.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

There is nothing like this in the entire U.S, and maybe the world. The exhibits tell the story from the very beginnings of all mankind in East Africa featuring mitochondrial Eve, the mother of us all, to later life in pre-slavery Africa, through the introduction of European traders, slavery, emancipation, Jim Crow, the great migration North and so on, all... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

In a city with some pretty impressive museums, the Wright Museum was an eye-opener for me. While I have seen exhibits in other museums that focused on African-American history, I've never seen such a comprehensive treatment as the Wright. Sadly almost empty when I visited on a weekday afternoon, this museum brings African-American history alive! From the recreation of life... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went to the Wright Museum with my high schoolers for a field trip, but I want to go back and explore more on my own---it was that good! The building is gorgeous; the huge atrium is a place I could spend an hour just admiring, and everyone is so friendly and full of info. I think anyone maybe 10... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I was expecting this museum to be a bunch of pictures and articles about things that had happened, but it was actually extremely interactive and entertaining. It was interesting to be able to walk through the entire history as a way of being able to experience it yourself. It was very memorable walking through the ship where the slaves were... More 

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Additional Information about Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Address: Address: 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Phone Number: 313-494-5800
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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