African-American History Sites

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The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture

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Inner Harbor
The largest African-American culture museum on the East Coast, this museum packs 350 years of Maryland's African-American history into its 82,000-square-foot facility.

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Banneker-Douglass Museum

Annapolis
This free museum, housed in the former Methodist Episcopal Church in Annapolis' historic district, strives to preserve and educate the public about the African-American legacy in Maryland.

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National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

North Ave. near Broadway
More than 100 life-size wax figures pose in dramatic historical scenes in the nation’s first African-American history wax museum.

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Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park

Fells Point
The nearly 5,000 square feet of gallery space is divided into permanent and temporary exhibits and interactive learning centers. Visitors can learn about Baltimore's black maritime history and shipbuilding tradition.

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Eubie Blake National Museum and Culture Center

West Side
Delve into the life stories of Baltimore jazz legends Eubie Blake, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway and more at this center, which also hosts concerts, cultural events and performing arts classes.

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African Art Museum of Maryland

Columbia
Located in Historic Oakland, a restored 19th-century manor, the museum's collection includes masks, sculptures, textiles, basketry, jewelry and musical instruments.
 

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Lewis Museum of Art

Morgan State University
This collection of more than 4,000 works includes 19th- and 20th-century American, African, Asian, European and Oceanic art with an emphasis on materials from Africa.
 

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Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum

Oella
Dedicated to this self-educated astronomer, this 142-acre park includes a colonial farm, artifacts, and exhibits.

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