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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

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Address: 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Superb exhibits

This museum is in a beautiful building and houses a powerful, carefully and creatively organized "journey through many incredibly realistic displays, interactive stuff, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is in a beautiful building and houses a powerful, carefully and creatively organized "journey through many incredibly realistic displays, interactive stuff, and theater settings. You follow a well crafted trail through different periods or themes in African and African American history. The life, inventions, leaders, periods, and contributions of black folk in America was rich and thoughtful. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very elegant and interesting museum...great venue for a party. Beautiful museum. A great tribute to African American history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you are interested in history of the slave trade, this is the place to visit. When we went to the basement of the museum, there was an exhibit of a slave ship. I was overwhelmed with what I saw. It was very humbling and thought provoking to say the least.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the main exhibit is SO fantastic -- super interesting and engaging. the walk through a slave ship is as disconcerting and troubling as it should be. we really enjoyed the two side exhibits when we visited (one art, and one on african american dolls).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took my parents who were visiting from Western Canada to the Museum of African American History and they loved it. We were very impressed with the exhibits, there is so much to see. I would not recommend of very young children as there is a lot of reading and the exhibit of the slave ship could be kind of... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

I visited this museum earlier this month, for their annual Noel Night. It was absolutely amazing. I never regret visiting the Charles H. Wright Museum, whether it's for business, or pleasure. Noel Night was fun and classy, with a variety of food trucks and hot chocolate trucks to stay warm and full. Amazing performances from local artists. Lots of vendors.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

This is museum tells the story of African American struggles and triumphs. It can be gloomy at times but that is some the unfortunate experiences faced. All in all the staff was nice and the museum is well organized, fascinating, and the events there are great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We got two tickets for parking in the streets, but the museum is very good and intense. recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

I've been here twice, and can say that this may be among the best museums in the country. Beware: this museum is INTENSE. The haunting sounds, the dark exhibits..it will give small children some fright. However, it is a great educational experience that you will never forget.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

I mean wow, what can I really say!? I learned so much in one day that I didn't learn in years at school. I wish they had more exhibits though. I HIGHLY recommend this museum for anyone interested in history from the most horrid periods of history to more beautiful periods of time. There is two floors, to which there... More 

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