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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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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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Night at the Museum

I visited about 5 years ago. It was an event where the guest was Anna Maria Horsford (Thelma of the TV program "Amen"). It was nice and the food was great. I got the chance... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I visited about 5 years ago. It was an event where the guest was Anna Maria Horsford (Thelma of the TV program "Amen"). It was nice and the food was great. I got the chance to take pictures with her and meet others from the city in high rank. The place is beautiful! From the ceiling to the bottom floor.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Love the living exhibit, every time I go I learn something new. It is surreal and can be emotional .

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Fremont, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

I visited this museum with my 3 children. I am white and I've always felt it was important for my kids to know their history. From the moment we walked in we felt as though we were not welcome here. The museum itself was great but the staff ruined our visit for us. At one point in our visit, my... More 

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Ted C, Manager at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, responded to this review

Dear busymom914: We are very sorry about your experience at the museum; from your description, the staff you encountered did not provide the service expected of them. If you could contact us at communications@thewright.org or by phone at (313) 494-5863, we'd like to have the opportunity to remedy this occurrence. More 

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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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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
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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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81 attraction reviews
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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 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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