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Great Blacks in Wax Museum
Based on 52 traveler reviews
Oct 23, 2014 by: T R from Ephrata
I have heard a lot about the museum. HOWEVER, we were told that it was open on the Monday when we attempted to visit it was not. There were no signs to let us know hours or even days of the week. I think that more PR opportunities should be explored so that the hotel and other museums know the location and hours of operation.
It needs to be seen and it's history known
Aug 31, 2014 by: TurquoiseJ from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This is an emotional and engaging experience and although some parts are intense, the history cannot be sugarcoated. Take those you love and have them remember what yesterday has given us and what tomorrow promises.
Very informative museums..must see in baltimore
Aug 30, 2014 by: Lisa400 from New York City, New York
This was my second visit to the museum and each time I get more emotional about the sights and sounds. It is about a 15 minute drive from the harbor area. I took my nephew and sister there for the first time because I wanted them to experience what I had experienced when I visited the museum years ago. They was astonished at some of the great information it provided. The exhibits shows you information that is somewhat forgotten or unlearned by the younger generation. The slave ship and lynching exhibits are very powerful and show so much more than what is learned in the school system. It is in a neighborhood that needs upgrade but definitely WORTH THE VISIT!
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.
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