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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1443
+1 313-494-5800
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The Amazing Annals of a Resolute People Respectfully Recounted

Upon embarking on a visit to this acme-quality museum,one becomes enthralled with the rich history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anthony T
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Detroit, Michigan
A must for any African-American History buff!!!!!

I had wanted to see this museum for years and finally got the chance, great exhibits that are very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
phinal99
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Dayton, Ohio
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Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of African Americans.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“slave ship” (37 reviews)
“main exhibit” (7 reviews)
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315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1443
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"secret society"
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"family reunion"
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"great exhibits"
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"beautiful building"
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"slaves"
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"passage"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon embarking on a visit to this acme-quality museum,one becomes enthralled with the rich history of the African people!! Actual centuries-old metal fetters and chains can be handled by visitors,thus instilling in them the utter reality of the trans-Atlantic slave trade!! But the ultimate experience...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had wanted to see this museum for years and finally got the chance, great exhibits that are very well done. As a history major with a focus in African and African-American history, every aspect is spot on with great references!!!!

Thank phinal99
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

As a business traveler, I have been to Detroit several times and always fit in a trip to either the DIA or the Henry Ford Museum. This trip, on the recommendation of a co-worker, I visited the Wright Museum of African American History. What a...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

The most exciting thing IMO is the journey through the history of the African American People. You get immersed through a realistic journey from the cradle of mankind, to Ancient African cultures with authentic artifacts, then through the slave trade, there is a ship also...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Even after reading many reviews this museum surpassed my expectations. I don't want to give it all away but I will say that I was emotionally moved in a way that I cannot fully explain, chills to say the least. I think all people (black,...More

1  Thank CaliLeo
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The museum takes you through the struggle and triumph of the Black experience from Africa all the way to Detroit. The exhibits move chronologically, including daily life in West Africa, the horrors of the slave crossing and life, to present-day, all intertwined with the experience...More

Thank Colby B
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This s a museum focused on the African American Diaspora. The exhibits are so educational and colorful and appropriate for all members of the family, but families can ask at the desk and curators on the floor. The slave ships are very haunting but vivid.

1  Thank clr2015
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Growing up in the Caribbean, I already knew the history of Africa and Slavery in detail so I was not sure how much I would enjoy this museum. I was glad I took the time to visit and was actually impressed with the detail they...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Large museum. Friendly staff. The main, ongoing exhibit was a great history lesson. Good museum for a family outing.

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is my 3rd time at this exhibit and I love it every time. I never get tired of seeing the slave ship, as hard as it is. Not sure when they're going to do a new exhibit but that's okay. I'd go back again...More

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