Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Tuesday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm
February ONLY: Monday: 9 am - 5 pm during Black History Month
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is located in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center at 315 East Warren Avenue at Brush Street. The museum is located next to the Detroit Science Center and within one block of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. The museum provides learning opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events based on collections and research that explore the diverse history and culture of African Americans and their African origins. Housing over 30,000 artifacts and archival materials and home to the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, Coleman A. Young Collection and the Sheffield Collection, a repository of documents of the labor movement in Detroit, the museum also features:
• 125,000 square feet and seven exhibition areas devoted to African Americans and their stories.
• And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture, the museum's 22,000 square foot, interactive core exhibit.
• The Ford Freedom Rotunda and its 100 feet in diameter by 65 feet high glass dome; this architectural wonder is two feet wider than the State Capitol dome.
• Ring of Genealogy, a 37 foot terrazzo tile creation by artist Hubert Massey surrounded by bronze nameplates of prominent African Americans in history.
...and much more!
Adults (13 - 61) $8
Adults (62+) $5
Youth (3 -12) $5
Members and children under 3 are admitted free.
*For guided tour information, please contact the museum at (313) 494-5808.
Lockers & Coat Racks
Lockers are available for 50 cents each on the lower level. Complimentary coat racks are available in the front entrance on the main level.
You are welcome to rest and relax in our café. The museum does not offer a full service restaurant; however, grab and go sandwiches, fruit, and cold beverages can be purchased from our vending machines, and you are welcome to bring your own lunch.
Buses may drop off students at the Warren entrance, park along Warren Avenue, John R Street, or Farnsworth Avenue. Lighted, affordable and secure parking is available behind the museum at the Cultural Center parking lot. Enter from John R Street, a one-way street heading south.
Job Opportunities Now Posted: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History - CFO, Gift Store Manager, More
Please visit our website to see our most recent job openings. Current positions (as of 4/25/2011) include:
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Gift Store Manager
Digital Media Designer
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