The African-American Experience

African-American history takes center stage at the newly expanded Banneker-Douglass Museum at 84 Franklin Street. Doubled in size following a multi-million dollar expansion, the museum explores the history of African Americans in Maryland from the 1630s to the present day. In partnership with the Kunta Kinte—Alex Haley Foundation, Watermark’s African-American Heritage tour retells the stories of slave and free African Americans who helped change the course of the United State's history.

 Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is home to artisan and dance studios, as well as the symphony, the ballet, the opera, and the chorale.  Maryland Hall also hosts world-class performers such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo.