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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Outing with friends and family

I went for a visit at the museum with my friend, my niece and our cousin who are both teenagers. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Pleasantly surprised!!

Was in Detroit for family reunion when the museum was listed as a "must do" My sister and I spent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
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Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of African Americans.
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315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1443
+1 313-494-5800
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for a visit at the museum with my friend, my niece and our cousin who are both teenagers. It was first time visiting the museum since I was a teenager. So much has been added and I love it. I had a really...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in Detroit for family reunion when the museum was listed as a "must do" My sister and I spent Sunday there. Beautiful! Informative!! So much history! My sister and had a great time in the gift shop. Patient staff; we were shopping 30 minuted...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours. Well worth going. Educational. The art took up a lot of space though. Hard to find parking

Thank Dale D
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

The reviews that I read are on-point. The museum is great. Starting outside, there is a moving tribute to those slain in the Detroit riots. The principle exhibit is thought provoking. The horrors that slaves endured captured, brilliantly. This is a must see. There is...More

Thank AJ S
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Very intriguing from beginning until the end. So much knowledge and history that made one very proud. The children were in awe with the history they learned and seeked more with each exhibit. The ship was a tear jerking exhibit, but it’s a must see....More

Thank Taya5436
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This beautiful museum has wonderful staff who work hard to make sure you have a meaningful experience. Although somewhat lower tech than the fabulous new museum of African American History and Culture in DC, I was moved by the way the museum depicted the Middle...More

2  Thank 196myrnag
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We took the opportunity to visit here when in Detroit but assumed it would have less information than the national museum in Washington. However sections of this museum were superior, especially the sections on Africa and on slavery. This is a wonderful gem in Detroit.

Thank chrisandrod
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

My second visit from Cleveland Ohio! Beautiful, nice welcoming staff. I enjoyed each exhibit and everything was laid out so well. I felt inspired to be a better version of myself since my ancestors paid such a hefty price for my freedom! Will be back...More

Thank Mommyoffive1022
Reviewed July 21, 2018

From the exterior you can not imagine what you will discover inside. The architecture and creativity in arranging the exhibits mixed with the descriptions makes the whole history of African Americans come alive. It has been tastefully arranged tracing the chronological history from Africa, slavery,...More

Thank Daro2013
Reviewed July 17, 2018

My high school class reunion had their dinner in the main lobby. The place was decorated gloriously and the food was delicious. It's also a great museum to visit with tons of community events happening throughout the year.

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Tiffany S
December 6, 2017|
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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.
May 9, 2017|
Response from MCMatlock | Reviewed this property |
Yes slave ship is an ongoing exhibit
May 9, 2017|
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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.