We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1443
+1 313-494-5800
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
A day of history

This was an awesome experience. The tour guide knew the history and the facility well. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
147waymang
,
Aiken, South Carolina
Beautiful building with really interesting events

I went here for a panel conversation on millenials and political engagement. I'm also an architect... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nathan W
Read all 227 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of African Americans.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“slave trade” (16 reviews)
“main exhibit” (8 reviews)
Closed
Hours
Hours Today: Closed
LOCATION
315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1443
CONTACT
Website
+1 313-494-5800
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Detroit
from $27.00
More Info
from $75.00
More Info
from $17.55
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (227)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"slave trade"
in 16 reviews
"main exhibit"
in 8 reviews
"secret society"
in 4 reviews
"family reunion"
in 6 reviews
"civil rights"
in 3 reviews
"field trip"
in 4 reviews
"guided tour"
in 7 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"gift shop"
in 5 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 3 reviews
"two hours"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 3 reviews
"ship"
in 47 reviews
"slaves"
in 58 reviews
"passage"
in 8 reviews
"dolls"
in 6 reviews
"emancipation"
in 6 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 220 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an awesome experience. The tour guide knew the history and the facility well. Lots of interesting,important and very much needed history. You will not be disappointed. Very clean and friendly staff. A must when in Detroit.

Thank 147waymang
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here for a panel conversation on millenials and political engagement. I'm also an architect and had been meaning to see the building itself. The main hall is really beautiful, it was a great place to talk with people after the event got out....More

1  Thank Nathan W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The permanent exhibit is takes a couple hours to really explore and consider, taking the viewer as a participant, through time and place, to experience history. Staff members were friendly and welcoming. Facility is clean, and popular for local events.

Thank Theresa R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I only walked in to look at the design of this building, and we were very, very impressed. Unfortunately, time did not allow us to take it all in. What a tremendous resource for the community of Detroit. We will visit it,...More

Thank Tim D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice museum. Was here with elementary school group. They were pleased. Easy to get to and there was ample parking for the tour coach nearby.

Thank Lakerspud
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Quality and moving presentation in a unique building. Staff friendly and helpful. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours to visit.

Thank jerrywissman5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 9, 2018

This museum merits a full day. Superlative gift shop too! Loved the exhibit AND STILL WE RISE as well as the Notzake Shange inspired art

Thank AntepJohn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 27, 2018

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History was very educational. I enjoyed going through it step by step and learning much more than I expected. Wonderful place to visit and experience the African American History. Very detailed and interesting, expect to spend at...More

Thank PITTparent
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 26, 2018

I've been several times. Each time is brand new. Every one must experience this place at least n3 times. Soooo much to feel, see, do & realize here. Come for the weekly scheduled events or for the Historical Tour, either way your in for a...More

Thank Akashi J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 23, 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect at this museum, but was pleasantly surprised at the depth of history and exhibits on hand. One can easily spend two hours here and feel a little more enlightened.

Thank Andrea G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 34 hotels in Detroit
The Inn on Ferry Street
639 reviews
.27 miles away
Hotel St. Regis
306 reviews
1.02 miles away
Viking Motel
29 reviews
1.39 miles away
MotorCity Casino Hotel
773 reviews
1.45 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
229 reviews
.25 miles away
Seva
150 reviews
.28 miles away
Kresge Court
38 reviews
.17 miles away
Cafe DIA
27 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Detroit Institute of Arts
2,394 reviews
.17 miles away
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
366 reviews
.70 miles away
Detroit Historical Museum
364 reviews
.29 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Tiffany S
December 6, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from clr2015 | Reviewed this property |
It's still very popular. Reservations are essential. Go to their website. There are various ways for admission including early afternoon first come, first served. But that is iffy. Truly an amazing experience.
0
Votes
zoechloekc
May 9, 2017|
Answer
Response from MCMatlock | Reviewed this property |
Yes slave ship is an ongoing exhibit
0
Votes
zoechloekc
May 9, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Elsie M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is a permanent exhibit. Sorry for late response. I would like to suggest the doll exhibit while you are there.
0
Votes
;