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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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Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers

This museum has so much to offer, but this review is about the (near) monthly event hosted here... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia W
Detroit, Michigan
Must See to Truly Understand

This museum has an amazing self-guided tour Down through history, starting with Africa and moving... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pamela C
via mobile
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Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of African Americans.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“slave ship” (36 reviews)
“main exhibit” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1443
+1 313-494-5800
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are fortunate, you will have Will ( "Willie") as your tour guide through this outstanding museum. They have done an extremely sensitive and impressive job putting this museum together and it is truly more of a "living" museum. You are in for a...More

Thank peanutsNewYork
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

Thank BishopCM2013
Reviewed 3 May 2017 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...More

Thank Teares R
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Thank MCMatlock
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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,...More

Thank jogijogi99
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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...More

Thank Eryka J
Reviewed 11 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.

Thank vmcqui
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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.
16 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.