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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
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 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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"Dolls in the D"

My daughter and I, who was visiting with me from South Carolina, had a girls day after a trip to DMC for a medical appointment! We had a light lunch, we picked up something from... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter and I, who was visiting with me from South Carolina, had a girls day after a trip to DMC for a medical appointment! We had a light lunch, we picked up something from Whole Foods,then we went to the Charles Wright Museum of African American History,primarily to see the Doll exhibit(that had been held over). My daughter had... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband's younger cousin wedd there! I visit the museum when I can but to have time to look around with family and friends is outstanding! After they exchanged vows, guests were allowed to look around The professionalism of the staff on Friday night and Saturday was amazing....can't wait to go back! Beautiful!

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Regardless of your ethnicity, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is a must see. Awe inspiring from the street, the tours are even more powerful. A tour of the standing exhibits takes several hours for a full appreciation of the bleakness and dehumanization of the slave trade and the traumas that enslaved Africans experienced in this new... More 

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Memphis
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there hoping to see much more detailed outlay and an audio tour of an expansive museum. There are some nice displays including a replica of the slave ship but the African American struggle in the US is much more intense and deeper than, at best, a 2 1/2 hour museum tour. There should be many displays of both... More 

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Dallas
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15 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit to the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History was an experience that really touched our lives. The exhibits put you in moment and each one was heartfelt of horrific life African Americans endured. Everyone of all cultures and races must go here and learn some history, which is devastating and enlightening. It will sure make one... More 

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Thank Eryka J
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Very engaging. It tells a nice nice transitioning from African, navigating thru the slave trade, then into modern times/current day detroit and into obamas legacy/ af-am culture of today. Free admission. Good if you have an hour of time on your hands.

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Southfield, Michigan
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This mammoth cultural facility is awesome, and will be appreciated by all persons regardless of race, creed, color or age. The current "Black Dolls" exhibit that runs through June, is an educational experience in itself, and should not be missed. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Parking can be a problem depending on when you go.

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Toulouse, France
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

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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8 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

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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Reviewed 14 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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