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Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
Based on 35 traveler reviews
I remember the opening of the museum in 2004
Jul 26, 2014 by: cifernij from Springfield, New Jersey
I am an educator who worked with the museum on developing curriculum when I taught in the public schools of Maryland ten years ago. It is nice to see that the museum has opened and appears to be successful. I went in the late afternoon and I was surprised that the place was largely empty. I think the museum has a lot to offer and does a nice job of highlighting the contributions of African Americans in the state of Maryland. I would like to see some more interactive exhibits and while I think the museum captures a nice contribution of history I think there is room for improvement. Admission price is fair and there is a nice gift shop present in the institution as well. I do recommend this as a place worth visiting while in Baltimore.
Room for Improvement
Jul 20, 2014 by: 23Feb45 from California
The admission price is reasonable and the museum is walking distance from Inner Harbor. Although I would like to say that the museum is outstanding, I can't honestly say that. The "no photographs" American flag exhibit on the second floor, while being interesting, doesn't include anything which I would like to photograph and only with great imagination relates to the history and culture Americans of African descent. The flag exhibit occupies approximately half of the floor with the other half being almost empty. The third floor is much more interesting. Many of the exhibits are very well presented and document a substantial amount of culture and history. But I remain puzzled as to why several exhibits contain obvious misspellings and typos. Am I the only person who noticed? The third floor seems to be incomplete and could be better organized. I had to walk around twice to make sure I saw everything. The history apparently begins in the 19th century. Where is the 18th century exhibits? Where is the exhibit about the Corps of Marines? The next time I visit the museum, I hope to see a museum that uses all its space to tell as much of the local story as possible.
A Hidden Gem
Jul 20, 2014 by: Geronimo1911 from Willingboro, New Jersey
Please be sure to support the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. There is a wealth of information and various displays depicting the lives and times our Black people, from the arts, education, armed services, politics, religion, and the various industries where people support themselves. Mr. Lewis only was with us for 50 years, but left a legacy that will last a lifetime. A GREAT place for mentoring groups to take students for trips, and for anyone to learn more about the history of Black Americans.
May 28, 2014 by: Joan1221 from Belcamp, Maryland
My husband and I visited this museum on our 10th Wedding Anniversary and we couldn't get enough of the place. It was a little difficult navigating the various areas because each one was so unique. I wish that I hadn't waited to visit because it was a fascinating place with so many artifacts depicting the African American Experience in Maryland and the world. I can't wait to go back.
Excellent and educational history museum
May 02, 2014 by: Kristen T from Baltimore, Maryland, United States
The variety of displays and multiplicity of material covered does justice to the range of African-Americans' experiences in the United States. The presentation is multi-sensory and almost overwhelming. I consider this museum one of the must-see museums in Baltimore (also AVAM and the BMA).
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