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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

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Address: 315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1443
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+1 313-494-5800
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
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Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history,...

Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of African Americans.

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Doesn't get the credit it deserves

The most moving part of this visit is the simulation of the middle passage ship. It's a beautiful exhibit with lots of rich history. Definitely deserves more press than it gets... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Toulouse, France
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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The most moving part of this visit is the simulation of the middle passage ship. It's a beautiful exhibit with lots of rich history. Definitely deserves more press than it gets. The cost of admission is only 8 dollars. I spent about 2 hours walking through this museum, though I could've stayed longer.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to visit the museum because we'd heard that before the new African-American History Museum opened in Wash, DC. this museum was the best on the US (for African -American history). I found the museum very interesting, engaging and informative. I particularly enjoyed the segment in which you walk through a simulated slave ship; it was emotional and profound.... More 

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Thank Katani S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a beautiful piece of architect! This is a must see! The exhibits are fun! This is a place for people who love people! Visit anytime! There are even dance lessons for a small fee on Sunday's, get over there!

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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

In celebration of my birthday, friends joined me at The Charles H. Wright Museum to view the I See Me: Reflections in Black Dolls exhibit. This is a rare exhibition with dolls ranging from the 1800"s to present. The exhibit is comprised of dolls from multiple donors. The Charles H. Wright Museum collection, dolls on loan from local and national... More 

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Thank Elsie M
Detroit
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

This is beautiful museum! There are great exhibits, great staff, lots to see and do. It is a great outing for adults or families. You can learn a lot at this museum, you can go through by taking a tour or going self paced. The restrooms are clean and staff is very nice and helpful. Definitely a "must-do" on your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is in a beautiful building and houses a powerful, carefully and creatively organized "journey through many incredibly realistic displays, interactive stuff, and theater settings. You follow a well crafted trail through different periods or themes in African and African American history. The life, inventions, leaders, periods, and contributions of black folk in America was rich and thoughtful. I... More 

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Thank Otieno O
USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Very elegant and interesting museum...great venue for a party. Beautiful museum. A great tribute to African American history.

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Thank Gierus1
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in history of the slave trade, this is the place to visit. When we went to the basement of the museum, there was an exhibit of a slave ship. I was overwhelmed with what I saw. It was very humbling and thought provoking to say the least.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

the main exhibit is SO fantastic -- super interesting and engaging. the walk through a slave ship is as disconcerting and troubling as it should be. we really enjoyed the two side exhibits when we visited (one art, and one on african american dolls).

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We took my parents who were visiting from Western Canada to the Museum of African American History and they loved it. We were very impressed with the exhibits, there is so much to see. I would not recommend of very young children as there is a lot of reading and the exhibit of the slave ship could be kind of... More 

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