Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore

#15 of 30 in Museums in Baltimore
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is the state’s premier institution highlighting the history and accomplishments of African Americans, with a special focus on Maryland. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum engages visitors through its permanent and special exhibitions, resource center, as well as programs such as its film series, live music performances, and family programming.
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  • I came across this museum on an evening walk after a day of conference sessions at a nearby hotel. I saw that they were advertising a special exhibit of Jacob Lawrence prints, so I made a point to sto...  more »
  • The museum was a great place to learn about the history of Baltimore and Maryland. We walked away with a greater appreciation of the city, the enormous roles and contributions of black Americans, and ...  more »
  • A wonderful museum located near Little Italy in downtown Baltimore. The building is modern, spacious, and decorated with a bold color palette. We admired the incredible talent and printmaking skills o...  more »
  • Very cool place. 3 levels of amazing African American history. Highlighting the milestones and achievements with such rich history, hard to believe most of that was all within the last 75 years. Plenty to read, memorabilia and hand made quilts in an amazing building inside and outside. Well worth the $8 admission.
  • Informative and well worth the two hours. The permanent exhibits on the third floor presented in equal measure the struggles and triumphs of African- Americans from Maryland, including the famous statesman, Frederick Douglass. The museum also highlighted their economic, political, and cultural contributions to the state and the nation. The museum is housed in a modern and spacious building, an attraction in its own right. It is a 10-minute walk from downtown Baltimore's famed waterfront.
  • I was looking forward to this and for good reason. The museum absolutely lived up to my expectations and then some. The RFL Museum does a great job highlighting the many contributions of African Americans to Maryland and beyond. I passed a group of white people at the intersection right before I went in. They were all talking about how it was “on their list.” If it’s on yours (and I hope it is), move it up the list! You won’t regret it. Totally recommended.
  • Great exhibits that dive into the unique history of Maryland. Add to this the very knowledgeable staff and live history performances and you've got a real winner.
  • I really enjoyed it. Very informative and the collection/exhibits were very personable and relatable. Lots of good history as it relates to MD and the world.
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