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Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 443-263-1800
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Great special exhibit

The current exhibit, Sons, was very well done, mixing photos and statistics, and forced me to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Micaela M
Annapolis, Maryland
via mobile
Great potential for little told Maryland Black American experience

As a person who has read Reginald Lewis' autobiography and admired him for many years I was keen to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is Maryland's largest African American museum. Besides rotating exhibitions, enjoy live musical performances from gospel jazz to steel drums. Films in our theater have enriched audiences on the history of soul food, civil rights, and more. For families, programs like art workshops and living history bring our mission to life. Lectures and our resource center enrich what you'll find in our permanent collection. We also nourish the body with the best soul food in Baltimore at our museum cafe. Visit our website for a full calendar of events.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
+1 443-263-1800
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The current exhibit, Sons, was very well done, mixing photos and statistics, and forced me to confront my own prejudices. The permanent collection had some interesting artifacts, such as a first edition of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. I appreciated how the overall...More

Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a person who has read Reginald Lewis' autobiography and admired him for many years I was keen to visit this museum. At the time of my visit the museum only had exhibits on 1.5 floors. The 3rd floor which provided Maryland Black History was...More

Thank Fabdiva1
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Very cool experience and very relevant to Baltimore, its history, and it's community. Went for a visit with some friends visiting from out of town and we all enjoyed the museum and it's exhibits. A fairly small museum, you can see everything in about and...More

Thank levinwest
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I had the privilege of spending a couple of hours at this museum. It is a beautiful location rich with history. I thoroughly enjoyed the photo exhibit on the 2nd floor. But was most intrigued by the historical overview of the Baltimore area found on...More

Thank TravelMom2Too
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Show your date the history we have in Baltimore by visiting Reginald F. Lewis Museum, he was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.

Thank redmon2014
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Maryland has a lot of African-American history and museums, so perhaps the push behind this museum was important but highly political. Everything on the third floor's exhibit is covered in terms of the timeline but nothing in great detail - perhaps for fear of stepping...More

1  Thank Pannipannini
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to learn more about Black history and the struggle. Local TV station was doing a piece on Tuskegee Airman present. Easy to get to via public transportation, or nearby garage parking.

Thank Mobilmima
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Took my 9 year old and his friend. A lot to take in. The third floor is like a maze and I quickly lost track of them. the staff was very helpful and informative. I found the boys outside the display that had a small...More

Thank mdgipsy
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This museum was small but it had a lot of interesting facts and history about African Americans in Baltimore Harbor area. The staff was friendly. The exhibits were very informative.

Thank amber a
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Did not nearly get the publicity it deserves. Truly extensive collection that details African American history (especially in Maryland) but ties it to national events of course. A must-see.

Thank esl2008
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