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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

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Wonderful experience. Unique, contextual, engrossing!

Actually, I give this historical museum 4.5 stars. I am withholding one-half star, because of a few... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Craig H
Beautiful Museum

Very well done and moving depiction of African American history. A must see when you are visiting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Suzanna J
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Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of African Americans.
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315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1443
+1 313-494-5800
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Deuteronomy 28:64-68 King James Version (KJV) 64 And the Lord shall scatter thee among ALL people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Actually, I give this historical museum 4.5 stars. I am withholding one-half star, because of a few exhibit presentation failures, that could be easy fixes. The overall, building/floor plan layout, experience, flow, scholarly commentary and exhibits are first-rate, informative and surprising, in many instances. The...More

1  Thank Craig H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well done and moving depiction of African American history. A must see when you are visiting Detroit. The museum is set up as a timeline through history with interactive and life like rooms and visuals.

1  Thank Suzanna J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went for a visit at the museum with my friend, my niece and our cousin who are both teenagers. It was first time visiting the museum since I was a teenager. So much has been added and I love it. I had a really...More

2  Thank mjgh8776
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Was in Detroit for family reunion when the museum was listed as a "must do" My sister and I spent Sunday there. Beautiful! Informative!! So much history! My sister and had a great time in the gift shop. Patient staff; we were shopping 30 minuted...More

1  Thank Jlsbabette
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Spent a couple of hours. Well worth going. Educational. The art took up a lot of space though. Hard to find parking

1  Thank Dale D
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The reviews that I read are on-point. The museum is great. Starting outside, there is a moving tribute to those slain in the Detroit riots. The principle exhibit is thought provoking. The horrors that slaves endured captured, brilliantly. This is a must see. There is...More

1  Thank AJ S
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Very intriguing from beginning until the end. So much knowledge and history that made one very proud. The children were in awe with the history they learned and seeked more with each exhibit. The ship was a tear jerking exhibit, but it’s a must see....More

1  Thank Taya5436
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This beautiful museum has wonderful staff who work hard to make sure you have a meaningful experience. Although somewhat lower tech than the fabulous new museum of African American History and Culture in DC, I was moved by the way the museum depicted the Middle...More

3  Thank 196myrnag
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We took the opportunity to visit here when in Detroit but assumed it would have less information than the national museum in Washington. However sections of this museum were superior, especially the sections on Africa and on slavery. This is a wonderful gem in Detroit.

1  Thank chrisandrod
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Susie S
6 October 2018|
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Response from AJ S | Reviewed this property |
90 minutes, including looking at the exhibit outside about the riots.
Tiffany S
6 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.
9 May 2017|
Response from MCMatlock | Reviewed this property |
Yes slave ship is an ongoing exhibit