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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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The second greatest story ever told!

This museum, in my opinion, is Detroit's best kept secret! It is a wonderful & thorough exhibit of the African American experience. I have seen pictures of slave ships, but this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This museum, in my opinion, is Detroit's best kept secret! It is a wonderful & thorough exhibit of the African American experience. I have seen pictures of slave ships, but this museum gave me a glimpse of what it must have been like to be on one in its heyday! Be prepared to be moved! The designers of the exhibit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This museum has attractions and events for all ages, and is a cornerstone of culture within the metro detroit community. almost every weekend there is a different event taking place at this museum

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Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have been inside this museum many times. The tour guides are on point! The artifacts are beautiful. The rotunda is something to behold. And the Slave ship will take you back into time!!!!

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As I am not American my knowledge of slavery is based around having read Roots by Alec Haley. The museum was very well done. Lots for the children as well as adults. Walking through the recreation of living quarters on slave ships was a sobering experience. I can say I learnt a lot in the time I was there. The... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Close to the DIA, this museum provides a compelling history of the African American experience. I appreciated the way the exhibits integrated their history in Detroit into a larger American and global context. The exhibits are informative and designed to engage the visitor. Walking through the lower level of the slave ship was chilling, but still a very sanitized depiction... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This museum isn't just African American history; it's the history of American people, from our common origins in Africa through the slave trade through the development of industry and music. It will enlarge your understanding of many of the substantial developments in this country (Ford Motor Company, anyone), and leave you in awe of its breadth. There is A LOT... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Charles H. Wright AA History Museum is the real deal. If you want to know how you got to this point in your life you must learn your history to know your future. The museum is clean, modern yet very knowledgeable, and has guides to educate you as well.

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

If you want to enlighten your mind to the true African American Culture experience, both past and present you owe yourself a visit to the Charles A. Wright African American Museum. The worlds' most largest African American Museum. Their is something for everyone to do and learn. Come, see, and enjoy, I guarantee....you will back.

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

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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