Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit

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4.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is located in Detroit. Use our Detroit tourist route planner to visit Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on your trip to Detroit, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I learned so much about the history of dolls in Africa and in this country. They've been used for fertility and for rites of passage in addition to play. I learned that I have so much to learn about d...  read more »
  • I attended with a group and we had an excellent docent who walked us through the history of the migration, the history of the area and explained the exhibits very well. I would recommend for all the f...  read more »
  • The main exhibit, detailing the history of African Americans from Africa to present-day, was easily one of the most powerful exhibits I've ever seen in a museum. No expense was spared, including creat...  read more »
  • I love the Charles H Wright museum, always so educational and fun. Love going to the other events they host here at this beautiful museum
  • Absolutely a great place to visit! We learn something in every tour. Take your family or friends.
  • Really unique, thoughtful, honest museum. The slave ship can be rough for little ones, with its stacks of breathing mannequins. But everybody loves the music shop.
  • Not very impressive. Went there for day, but were all very disappointed. First off we came in the building and had to wait terribly long til they finally got around serving us even though there was no other visitors in the building. Then they sent us downstairs to wait for the guide. We had to wait another LONG time. When the guide finally came he acted rushed and asked us how much time we had and made us think that an hour would be plenty. So we told him we had easily an hour. We wanted to take it slow and easy. But then he rushed us through everything like we were on fire. The areas where the recordings were playing he didnt even stop long enough for us to get the gist of what was said. Overall it was a very poor experience.
  • Loved this place! Excellent displays. Must see slave ship.
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