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A short visit, but worth it

This is a small museum, dedicated to the African-American experience in Maryland. It is pitched... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hyattsville, Maryland
Underrated Annapolis site

The Banneker-Douglas Museum deserves to be much better known than it is. It is more in-depth and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Micaela M
Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a small museum, dedicated to the African-American experience in Maryland. It is pitched somewhat to children, so it doesn't go too indepth into a lot of topics. It's also covering a lot of history. But it's well put together, and explains a lot...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Banneker-Douglas Museum deserves to be much better known than it is. It is more in-depth and interesting than most local museums of a similar size. Though the exhibit hardly takes an hour to go through, it carefully covers the history of African Americans in...More

Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum, but it's packed with so much history. Now more than ever, it's important to learn about Maryland's history and the impact historical figures had on shaping our country. The layout is beautiful and the people working there are very friendly....More

1  Thank CarrieRyuko
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I loved this small but important museum! They are doing a solid job of covering a wide range of African-American history as specifically related to Maryland. From the Atlantic Slave Trade to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond, they exhibit important historical information for anyone...More

1  Thank roxf2015
Reviewed 12 February 2018

The Banneker-Douglass Museum is the State of Maryland's official museum of African-American heritage. The museum, which is located in downtown Annapolis, was built in the historic Mt. Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church and chronicles the history of African Americans in Annapolis from slavery though the...More

Thank TheWkndWarrior
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The museum is not very large, however it is packed with loads of information and the staff was wonderful. When we walked through the door we were greeted with genuine enthusiasm. The guide explained the history of the museum and gave great insight into not...More

1  Thank Teresa622
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I recently visited the Banneker-Douglas museum with my mother. We were looking for something to do together in Annapolis and had this recommended to us by TripAdvisor. The museum was very comprehensive given its size and free admission,and had many interesting artifacts and information about...More

3  Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We stumbled across this moving museum in our wanders around Annapolis and I am so happy we stopped in. I have not been so moved by a museum and its collection in a long time. I especially loved the way the exhibits were aimed at...More

2  Thank BorneoMel
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The history of Africans in the Americas is fraught with tension. This self-guided museum is a primer on Black history in Maryland and should not be missed. I have traveled to DC often but this was my first trip to Annapolis (strange since I am...More

4  Thank Saundra D
Reviewed 19 September 2016

It took many years for Annapolis to recognize the achievements of its African-American citizens. The Banneker-Douglas Museum is the place to go if you want to learn about Annapolis' other history. And I don't mean slaves, although that it also a part of the museum's...More

5  Thank Steve C
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