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Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
Based on 42 traveler reviews
Just when you think you know--there is MUCH more...
Feb 22, 2015 by: Nannette B from Chicago, United States
I am appreciative of the curators attention to detail. I thought I would just zip through the museum but found myself drawn to each piece of art and the stories of the people - especially the focus on African Americans in Baltimore. Do yourself a favor and visit!
Worth the effort....
Feb 18, 2015 by: MLBguy from Baltimore, Maryland
I am not an African American but I do love my adopted city of Baltimore. This exhibit fills in the blanks about our troubled relationship with racism. But, this not a depressing place. There have been so many amazing folks of color who have made the fabric of this region so wonderful. it is a nice walk from the Inner Harbor.
Good accompaniment to fill in details of history left out of official narratives
Dec 21, 2014 by: nottheone from Milwaukee, WI
I visited this museum to get more information about the Underground Railroad and the history of African Americans in Baltimore. Several of the walking tours of the area touched on aspects of this history, but I wanted more and this museum provided it. There is a lot of information here, and I found I was saturated after touring the upper floor. The staff of the museum suggested beginning with the film on the first floor, but anyone who is pressed for time should skip the movie and instead head right up to the top floor.
A real History lesson to learn
Nov 05, 2014 by: MarioIsra from Israel
It was a very interesting visit. I was able to learn many things about African Americans I didn't know. I was surprised of the very late suppression of discrimination in America. It was a very quiet visit because I was almost alone in the Museum. From the architectural point of view is a very interesting building. I had the opportunity to eat a nice lunch attended in a very familiar way.
Right in the Heart of Inner Harbor
Aug 21, 2014 by: Miviw from Dayton, Ohio
Beautiful building and exhibits. General admission is $8.00 and less for students and seniors. Open Wed. - Sun. This was easy to find because it is such a modern structure and right down at the harbor. Parking is across the street in the Dodge PMI Garage. $6 validated parking available if asked. This building does have an elevator for special needs/wheelchairs. It's very open and bright. There are exhibits from every era and lots of artifacts, it's easy to maneuver through each and the signage is very good. There are audio stations for some along with original voices of heroes featured. Quite interesting and entertaining as well. It has distinctive footage of times gone by and newspapers, clothing, pictures etc. Also a great outing for family, a date night or just a history lesson. There's also a nice dedication to it's name sake Reginald Lewis. The Museum Store has a nice selection of souvenirs on the first floor.
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