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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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Never Gets Old

This is my 3rd time at this exhibit and I love it every time. I never get tired of seeing the slave... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Milton, Canada
Amazing exhibit on the African American experience

The exhibit is very well done and well worth seeing. It opens your eyes and heart, starting with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Barbara N
Groton, Connecticut
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Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of African Americans.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“slave ship” (36 reviews)
“main exhibit” (6 reviews)
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315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1443
+1 313-494-5800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my 3rd time at this exhibit and I love it every time. I never get tired of seeing the slave ship, as hard as it is. Not sure when they're going to do a new exhibit but that's okay. I'd go back again...More

Thank Action_Jackson2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibit is very well done and well worth seeing. It opens your eyes and heart, starting with African culture before the slave trade, delving into the trade, life in bondage, emancipation and afterward. The docents are very articulate and helpful. We came here originally...More

Thank Barbara N
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Family reunion ball was held at the 2nd largest African American Museum in the country. It was awesome, including the seating, food, and guided tour.

Thank Rosa W
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This museum tugs at heart strings, hits you in the gut, makes you mad, makes you sad, makes you proud! One of the best museums I've ever attended. Please, if you are ever in Detroit, this is a must see!!!

1  Thank cynthiat489
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I love this place it's so beautiful!! Very inspirational and detailed this is my 2nd time visiting and each time I've fell in love

Thank jerelynnc
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I was looking forward to visiting the museum and I'm glad we did. I teach African American History so this was definitely on my Detroit to-do-list. The main exhibit was very well put-together. After the main exhibit, it was a little hard to tell where...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I must say that attending this museum was one of the most incredible experiences I have had in a long time. The museum is huge and has a number of exhibits. Attended the exhibit " and still we rise". You felt like you were in...More

Thank christdaughter
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This museum has so much to offer, but this review is about the (near) monthly event hosted here called "The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers." Satori Shakoor, the master behind it all, is more than just a Bride of Funkenstein. She is more than just...More

1  Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This museum has an amazing self-guided tour Down through history, starting with Africa and moving through slavery, war, emancipation, civil rights, and beyond. At one point you find yourself on the deck of a slave ship. I found the entire exhibit very moving and I...More

2  Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The place is pretty big and you can spend 1-2 hours there. I would have given it a higher rating if not for the fact that one is not allowed to take pictures.

Thank EdShelby
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9 May 2017|
Response from MCMatlock | Reviewed this property |
Yes slave ship is an ongoing exhibit
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.
17 November 2016|
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Response from mreaume44 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Yes 90 minutes to 2 hours is enough time. It's a big exhibit with not too much reading along the way.