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Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Address: 1601-03 E North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone Number: 410-563-3404
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Ranked #39 of 130 Attractions in Baltimore
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Wax museum that focuses on African-American culture and history.

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Ephrata
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I have heard a lot about the museum. HOWEVER, we were told that it was open on the Monday when we attempted to visit it was not. There were no signs to let us know hours or even days of the week. I think that more PR opportunities should be explored so that the hotel and other museums know the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is an emotional and engaging experience and although some parts are intense, the history cannot be sugarcoated. Take those you love and have them remember what yesterday has given us and what tomorrow promises.

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

This was my second visit to the museum and each time I get more emotional about the sights and sounds. It is about a 15 minute drive from the harbor area. I took my nephew and sister there for the first time because I wanted them to experience what I had experienced when I visited the museum years ago. They... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Open from Tues- Sunday, there is a fee ,15% off for AARP Members, AAA Members,Military w/ID,Teachers/Educators w/ID, all Gov't Employees w/ID. Guided tours available for groups. Plan to spend at least 2 hours. There are 11 areas and a site map available. African Americans families should consider this a family outing especially. History that's not taught in the schools. The... More

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Philadelphia, Pa, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A little dark and dank, but I think that lends to the experience. This museum will definitely have you talking long after the trip is over. Went with my church in February as a black history lesson for the teens and young adults. Not for the young. Some of the images are disturbing. Small and at times crowded. If you're... More

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Oceanside, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Be very careful and wear great walking shoes and bring a camera because this place is full of history and pictures of black people in Baltimore and all over the world who have made a difference in black history. Very educational and eye alarming. Rich in history and culture.

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Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I visited this museum about 10 years ago and was excited to go back to see what new wax figures they had... I was delighted to see the President Obama is on display. I hope that they can add the rest of the first family. I absolutely LOVED the wax figure of Mahalia Jackson as it was so REAL. Can't... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a museum that tries hard. Good history representation thoughtfully out together. But the museum has lots of wear and tear. It could use a big big donation. Much of it though can be fixed just by replacing signs from using an everyday computer and paper. The outside looks like an abandoned building. Don't let the aesthetics keep you... More

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New Haven, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was a good experience, however, a lot of artifacts were worn. This is a small museum and somewhat confusing as where to go from exhibit to exhibit. It is definitely worth the visit because of the richness of its history; however, the building and location is not in the best of areas. As my wife and I left the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I visit atleast once a year!! This place is of the beaten path in Baltimore but is well worth it. The stories told through the various exhibits are priceless. From the beginning of time until present day!!!

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