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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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A day of history

This was an awesome experience. The tour guide knew the history and the facility well. Lots of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
147waymang
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Aiken, South Carolina
Beautiful building with really interesting events

I went here for a panel conversation on millenials and political engagement. I'm also an architect... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nathan W
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Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of African Americans.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“slave trade” (16 reviews)
“main exhibit” (8 reviews)
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315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1443
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+1 313-494-5800
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"slave trade"
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"main exhibit"
in 8 reviews
"secret society"
in 4 reviews
"family reunion"
in 6 reviews
"civil rights"
in 3 reviews
"field trip"
in 4 reviews
"guided tour"
in 7 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"gift shop"
in 5 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 3 reviews
"two hours"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful building"
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"ship"
in 47 reviews
"slaves"
in 58 reviews
"passage"
in 8 reviews
"dolls"
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Reviewed yesterday

This was an awesome experience. The tour guide knew the history and the facility well. Lots of interesting,important and very much needed history. You will not be disappointed. Very clean and friendly staff. A must when in Detroit.

Thank 147waymang
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here for a panel conversation on millenials and political engagement. I'm also an architect and had been meaning to see the building itself. The main hall is really beautiful, it was a great place to talk with people after the event got out....More

Thank Nathan W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The permanent exhibit is takes a couple hours to really explore and consider, taking the viewer as a participant, through time and place, to experience history. Staff members were friendly and welcoming. Facility is clean, and popular for local events.

Thank Theresa R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I only walked in to look at the design of this building, and we were very, very impressed. Unfortunately, time did not allow us to take it all in. What a tremendous resource for the community of Detroit. We will visit it,...More

Thank Tim D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice museum. Was here with elementary school group. They were pleased. Easy to get to and there was ample parking for the tour coach nearby.

Thank Lakerspud
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Quality and moving presentation in a unique building. Staff friendly and helpful. Allow 1.5 to 2 hours to visit.

Thank jerrywissman5
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This museum merits a full day. Superlative gift shop too! Loved the exhibit AND STILL WE RISE as well as the Notzake Shange inspired art

Thank AntepJohn
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History was very educational. I enjoyed going through it step by step and learning much more than I expected. Wonderful place to visit and experience the African American History. Very detailed and interesting, expect to spend at...More

Thank PITTparent
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

I've been several times. Each time is brand new. Every one must experience this place at least n3 times. Soooo much to feel, see, do & realize here. Come for the weekly scheduled events or for the Historical Tour, either way your in for a...More

Thank Akashi J
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

I wasn't sure what to expect at this museum, but was pleasantly surprised at the depth of history and exhibits on hand. One can easily spend two hours here and feel a little more enlightened.

Thank Andrea G
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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.
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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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