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Great Blacks in Wax Museum
Based on 49 traveler reviews
History in Wax, Past to Present
Aug 21, 2014 by: Miviw from Dayton, Ohio
Open from Tues- Sunday, there is a fee ,15% off for AARP Members, AAA Members,Military w/ID,Teachers/Educators w/ID, all Gov't Employees w/ID. Guided tours available for groups. Plan to spend at least 2 hours. There are 11 areas and a site map available. African Americans families should consider this a family outing especially. History that's not taught in the schools. The was figures are very life like and the scenes are somewhat graphic but this is the way it was and thus, parents should go with their children. There's lots of reading with each scene which helps one have a better understanding of the events. The curator came in while we were there and we got a personal tour towards the end and an update on the future building they hope to move into. Great site.
One of those places you really don't want to go into...but should.
Aug 17, 2014 by: Serenity V from Philadelphia, Pa, United States
A little dark and dank, but I think that lends to the experience. This museum will definitely have you talking long after the trip is over. Went with my church in February as a black history lesson for the teens and young adults. Not for the young. Some of the images are disturbing. Small and at times crowded. If you're interested in the history of black Americans. This is definitely worth the trip.
Very Nice Museum for Black History in Baltimore
Aug 05, 2014 by: SnoopysWife from Oceanside, California
Be very careful and wear great walking shoes and bring a camera because this place is full of history and pictures of black people in Baltimore and all over the world who have made a difference in black history. Very educational and eye alarming. Rich in history and culture.
Jul 27, 2014 by: GeorgiaPeach26 from Georgia
I visited this museum about 10 years ago and was excited to go back to see what new wax figures they had... I was delighted to see the President Obama is on display. I hope that they can add the rest of the first family. I absolutely LOVED the wax figure of Mahalia Jackson as it was so REAL. Can't wait to go back in a few years to see what is new!
Good history lesson
Jul 22, 2014 by: Lynne S from Washington DC, District of Columbia
This is a museum that tries hard. Good history representation thoughtfully out together. But the museum has lots of wear and tear. It could use a big big donation. Much of it though can be fixed just by replacing signs from using an everyday computer and paper. The outside looks like an abandoned building. Don't let the aesthetics keep you away. Still worth a visit.
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