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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Address: 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Phone Number: 313-494-5800
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Ranked #15 of 168 things to do in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Libraries, Traveler Resources, Museums
Owner description: Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of...
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Type: History museums, Libraries, Traveler Resources, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of African Americans.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great place for groups or individuals. We went as part of our family reunion as a group. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and staff was great. Best part was the authenticity of all the exhibits.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My wife and adult daughter visited this museum. It is in an impressive building with a beautiful entry atrium. We spent about 2 hours going through the primary Exhibit, "And Still We Rise". It is an interesting chronological telling of the African American experience. This exhibit consists of a series of exhibit rooms covering a range of topics and time... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the "And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture" exhibition.

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Toronto, Canada
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253 reviews 253 reviews
66 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The Charles H. Wright Museum is not a place for a fun afternoon... it's a place to go and look at the ugly side of human history and a detailed recording of some part of our past that we don't want to look at but we must! That's what Rosa Parks did... she doesn't just refuse to give up her... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Be prepared to be moved,shocked,or proud.This museum really affected me in different ways. I really enjoyed the industrial and entertainment exhibits. Next,I saw the exhibit which showed how slaves were "shipped" to this country. When I was a young teacher,I had previously used posters during African American History Month(formerly Black History Month) ,to demonstrate how my ancestors were"housed"in slave ships... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This museum was very large with a great variety of exhibits. A must see when in Detroit. It was the best Museum of African American History I have been to, and I ave been to a few.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I have been to many African American history museums and none measured up to this one! The guided tour was lead by two amazingly knowledgeable and enthusiastic young. The journey was an emotional but empowering and encouraging one. I was reminded of the greatest and resilience of persons of African descent. I plan to return with my grandchildren. It is... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I found it difficult to navigate through the museum. I found the mood to be very depressing. I just did not like it there, not sure exactly why but I felt odd the whole time I was there.

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Flint, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been to many museums in my life. But no museum has ever elicited the emotion that I experienced when visiting the Charles H. Wright. It took me a few trips to Detroit to finally make it there and I'm glad I did. The staff here were informative and wonderful people. The place takes you on an emotional journey... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Everything about this place is awesome! The architecture of the building and all of the exhibits are breath taking and so educational. Several visits are needed to truly get to know this special place. There is something for the whole family to experience. The permanent exhibit of the african-american experience may be a bit graphic in some parts for the... More 

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