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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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Wonderful compilation of Black history

The reviews that I read are on-point. The museum is great. Starting outside, there is a moving... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AJ S
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Vancouver, Washington
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A must see

Very intriguing from beginning until the end. So much knowledge and history that made one very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Taya5436
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Chicago, Illinois
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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%
Travellers talk about
“slave trade” (17 reviews)
“main exhibit” (7 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1443
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+1 313-494-5800
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"main exhibit"
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"secret society"
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"an eye opener"
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"family reunion"
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"civil rights"
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"an awesome experience"
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"eye opening"
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"field trip"
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"guided tour"
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"great exhibits"
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"ship"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank AJ S
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Taya5436
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank chrisandrod
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit from Cleveland Ohio! Beautiful, nice welcoming staff. I enjoyed each exhibit and everything was laid out so well. I felt inspired to be a better version of myself since my ancestors paid such a hefty price for my freedom! Will be back...More

Thank Mommyoffive1022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the exterior you can not imagine what you will discover inside. The architecture and creativity in arranging the exhibits mixed with the descriptions makes the whole history of African Americans come alive. It has been tastefully arranged tracing the chronological history from Africa, slavery,...More

Thank Daro2013
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My high school class reunion had their dinner in the main lobby. The place was decorated gloriously and the food was delicious. It's also a great museum to visit with tons of community events happening throughout the year.

Thank clh3132017
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The Charles H. Wright Museum has the most detailed exhibit of the slave trade that I have ever seen. If it's your first visit you may need a moment to get yourself together as you walk through the exhibits. I would like to see some...More

Thank Gladys S
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The front desk staff was very helpful and friendly. The exhibit on African American history was very thorough and at times painful -the exhibit has a model of the hull of a slave ship. They also have models of bars, restaurant, law offices, etc which...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed going to this museum in Detroit. I would recommend it for all to see. This museum has become one of my favorites!

Thank stebbie3029
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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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