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Address: 84 Franklin St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2738
Phone Number: 410-974-2893
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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I learned a lot!

I took my parents here recently and we really enjoyed reading about local history. We spent a little over an hour walking through the museum and a very nice man was available to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2016
InThePassengerSeat
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I took my parents here recently and we really enjoyed reading about local history. We spent a little over an hour walking through the museum and a very nice man was available to answer questions and share stories on our way out. I will definitely bring more visiting family members and friends here.

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Paradise, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The gentlemen attending this museum were wonderful! Full of facts and historical value. Beautiful building.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The museum staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The current exhibits on lacrosse and jumpin' the broom were fun for both us and our child. The permanent exhibit on history from the last 400 years was engaging and well done. Recommend as a must visit!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Mr. Hyman provided a fine introduction to this museum jewel. From Kunta Kinte to Benjamin Banneker, Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, Thurgood Marshall and Mayor Schmoke, Maryland has a central role in African American history fitting of its geographic location adjacent to the Mason Dixon line. Artisans, Teachers, Quilters, Civil Rights advocates, judges, fisherman all contributed to the "Little America" state... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Very friendly staff....Nice museum. Learned some things i didn't know. Nice artwork upstairs too! Everything is well kept and presented in a thoughtful way.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I likes the small museum part that walks us through the history of African-Americans in Maryland. We went through in about 20 minutes.

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Thank aqtweed
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

This museum records key events and emotions of slavery and the civil rights movement in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Neither north nor south geographically, Maryland was south in its attitudes toward, and treatment of, African Americans. How some slaves became free and what they did with their freedom are sensitively portrayed. But the residue of slavery remained in into the... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This museum offers a poignant look into African-American History - making it alive for any race or culture. There is usually a local artist exhibit on the first floor which is always worth stopping in to see. You will be made to feel welcome and there is someone there to answer any questions you may have about a particular subject.

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The Banneker-Douglass Museum does a good job of introducing you to Maryland's famous sons and daughters, but it's just that - an introduction. It's amazing how many famous blacks were born in Maryland - and that's something the museum does a good job of - letting you know who they are. But with only one paragraph dedicated to such people... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Okay. This is an historic building. Some of it is dedicated to describing the plight of Africans brought over as slaves and then it proceeds to bring the visitors through to the civil rights era. It is a good starting point for elementary school kids who are beginning to learn about the history of our country as it relates to... More 

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