Charles H.wright Museum Of African American History230 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
Founded by Dr. Charles Wright in 1965 along with a racially integrated group of community members this museum is spread over 125,000 square fee, and is the largest institute of this kind. With an adventure of history, art and achievement awaiting you, the key to the experience is the exhibit ‘And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture’, a delightful 22,000 square feet interactive core exhibit. The museum features over 35,000 artefacts and archival materials and contains the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, Coleman A. Young Collection and the Sheffield Collection.
The Wright Museum also holds concerts, film screenings, lectures, performances, community health and fitness classes. It also has a store that sells African and African American art, books and other items. You could also relax at the cafe that serves sandwiches, fruit and cold beverages.
Charles H.wright Museum Of African American History Travel Tips
- Free parking is available on Brush Street.
- Disability friendly.
- Limited number of wheelchairs available.
- Elevators and ramps accessible to public.
- Stroller can be accommodated.
- ATM available in the premises.
- Lockers available for 50cents on the lower level.
- Complimentary coat racks at the front entrance.
- Affordable parking available at the Cultural Centre parking lot.
Entrance Ticket Details For Charles H.wright Museum Of African American History
- Seniors (62+): USD 5; Youth (3-12): USD 5;
- Members & children under 3: Free.
How to Reach Charles H.wright Museum Of African American History
- Bus No. 014 stops at Warren & Bush
- Bus No. 49 stops at St. Antoine & Bush
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Charles H.wright Museum Of African American History Reviews & Ratings
I actually went to the African American Festival which was outside of the Museum. It was great! The entertainment was excellent! The crowd was great. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. I've been going every year for several years. I absolutely love going.
went to the African American world festival any Troy over the weekend and I had the opportunity to visit a great exhibit at the Charles H Wright Museum of African American history. I would advise everyone to visit the Charles H. Wright Museums, 'And Still I Rise" exhibit. This is a phenomenal depiction on the history of slavery. Unless you know where the African American culture has been where they come from and where they're going. This culture has come a long way and they should be respected for it.
This is an amazing and powerful museum, an important educational experience for anyone. The thought and time that are put into the “And Still We Rise” exhibit was breath taking. Easily takes 2+ hours but is engaging the entire time. An extremely good value for the tickets too, only $7 for adults! You will not regret this one bit. One thing to note is that you can not take photos inside any of the exhibits.
We have had the opportunity to visit some of the largest black museums in the country the one in Washington DC, Philadelphia & Cincinnati... But none of those brought to life the experience of being stored in a slave ship as cargo... It is a visual and autubel experience that you will never forget. It also led to us purchasing a family membership to bring back the remainder of our family and grand kids to see and hear the experience.
Loved this place!! It was so interesting and rich with history. The depiction of slavery made me feel like I was truly there and grateful that I didn't have to live during that time. The cost was very inexpensive for the amount of information that you learn. I will definitely visit again!! Highly recommend to all!!