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20301 Oakwood Boulevard  Dearborn  Michigan  48124  USA 

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Visitor's Guide: Detroit

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Foremost Museum of the Black Experience
  • 315 East Warren Avenue 
  • Detroit,  MI  48201
  • Phone: +1 313 494 5800/+1 3
  • Fax: +1 313 494 5855
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  • Neighborhood: Cultural Center
  • Category: General History
  • Hours: Mar to Jan - Tu to Sa from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Mar to Jan - Su from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM,Feb - Mo to Sa from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Feb - Su from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes


The world's largest museum of African American history and culture, this impressive building opened in 1997 and is named after the local doctor and activist who first established it. With 120,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Charles H. Wright Museum includes several exhibit galleries, a research library, classrooms and a museum store. The anchor exhibit, “Of the People: The African American Experience,” uses Detroit's own history to tell the story of the black experience in the United States. Previously, much smaller incarnations of the museum existed, dating back to 1965.

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