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Great Blacks in Wax Museum

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Address: 1601 E North Ave # 03, Baltimore, MD 21213-1409
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+1 410-563-3404
09:00 - 17:00
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Wax museum that focuses on African-American culture and history.

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Our visit was the selection of the day of my 12 year old Little Sister. It was a wonderful two hours (because we read everything). The museum tells the story of Africans in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sure, people need to learn more about black history, but limitations of history destroys all truths.

Thank niabrown778
Baltimore, Maryland
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit was the selection of the day of my 12 year old Little Sister. It was a wonderful two hours (because we read everything). The museum tells the story of Africans in America with aspects of the horror depicted in wax figures and described in text if you can take your eyes off of the visual. For this reason... More 

Thank Kate0768
Vineland, New Jersey
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great information and knowledge. Low budget and gloomy. Can definitely improve. However all black history is well worth it. If your in the area you should come. $15 admission for adults.

Thank Stenell M
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164 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I really enjoyed the museum. It tells the story of African-American life in the United States, both through the stories of prominent figures and more generally. Make sure you don't miss the likeness of President Obama, which is in a room off to the side away from the bulk of the exhibits. My only regret is that I didn't have... More 

Thank ElizabethJK
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Unbelievablely awesome. They have taken great detail to the characters that look life like as well as describing their contributions to history.

Thank Tyler T
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

You must see this !!!!!! We had an amazing time my sister and girlfriend and I the best was the lynching exhibit very detailed and give you things that no school will teach you I never knew who the world first African American Explorer or who founded the AKA's very good experience

Thank CJ M
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The museum itself is awesome and at the same time heart breaking viewing the things that took place however it is worth every penny. I am not sure if it has relocated since my last visit but I wish it was situated in a more appealing neighborhood. There was only side street parking. This place could draw more attention and... More 

Thank mepocahontas
Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I actually took a group 10 years ago from the Eastern Shore (did not let me select that far back). The kids really seemed to take something from it-- as did I. Worth the trip! Even if is just you-- go-- learn the often ignored history.

Thank Amy H
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I've been going to Great Blacks in Wax since I was a kid and have been able to appreciate the museum from many perspectives. While the museum does need serious help and funding, I would even go so far to say its historical value MATCHES that of the newest Museum of African American history in Washington, DC taking into consideration... More 

Thank Andeulazia H
Evans, Georgia
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I visited the museum with my husband and a friend while in Baltimore for a wedding. I would. It revisit. I don't think the museum is worth the admission price but I think they're intentions are good. The wax figures are extremely dated and some are in degenerative states. Some of the figures also are unrecognizable and do not look... More 

Thank Renita C

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