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Reginald F. Lewis Museum

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Must see if you're in Baltimore

So glad I added this simply spectacular museum on my to do list while visiting. Great history... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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What a GEM of a place.

There is so much to see here and it would take more than one day to really gain a deep... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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“third floor”(10 reviews)
A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is Maryland's largest African American museum. Besides rotating exhibitions, enjoy live musical performances from gospel jazz to steel drums. Films in our theater have enriched audiences on the history of soul...more
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830 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202-4403
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So glad I added this simply spectacular museum on my to do list while visiting. Great history exhibits on display for almost all ages. Taking a journey back in time. The third floor has all the stationary exhibits. The second host various exhibits. Recommend about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

There is so much to see here and it would take more than one day to really gain a deep understanding of all the exhibits, They are well worth the visit. The next time I'm in Baltimore I will be going back.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is located just off the inner harbor but close enough to walk. If you want to learn more about African American history this is your place. Explore each level and discover a world you probably didn't know

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I was mesmerized by the quantity and quality of the displays in this museum. The top level is a detailed history of African Americans in the state of Maryland and the rise from slavery to freedom and beyond. The traversing through the exhibits was almost...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ann S
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Reginald F Lewis Museums, was named after Reginald Lewis who was one of the richest Black American of his Time. & the first African American to build a billion dollar company (Beatrice Foods) Reginald Lewis was a Remarkable Business man from Baltimore Maryland and a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I enjoyed both the permanent and temporary exhibits, especially the “Emancipation: Freedom Quilted & Stitched” exhibit and the juried high school art exhibit on view through the month of February. Provides an excellent account of African American history in the Baltimore/Chesapeake area....More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We got to go to this museum as a part of the Baltimore Harbor pass. It was one of our favorite museums because of the depth of the storytelling, the inclusion of audio with artifacts, and first person accounts of African-American experience. The Museum strikes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank kshojo
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The exhibits were very informative and getting around the museum was easy. We went during the day on a Friday so there wasn't a line.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank JazzyMan54
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

The top floor has a large permanent exhibit of African American history in Maryland from before slavery to current times. It was very informative and extensive. The temporary exhibit was a photo selection to show a personal side of famous African Americans. The famous person...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

We were excited to view this exhibition, because of the importance of Jacob Lawrence and his contribution to American culture. The museum provides a venue to explore the contributions of African Americans, especially those from the State of Maryland. The facility is very large, modern...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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January 19, 2019|
Response from Expedition800034 | Reviewed this property |
No, however, there are many parking lots in Baltimore. If walking is an issue you can park at one of the many hotels and take the free Charm City Bus right to the Museum. Check the schedule out first by going to the website... More
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Response from janeblairr | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but fairly small.