Last updated: 2/11/2012
Detroit, Michigan
315 E. Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
phone: 313-494-5800
fax: 313-494-5855
Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m

Adults (13 - 61) $8.00
Seniors (62+) $5.00
Youth (3 -12) $5.00
Members and children under 3 are admitted free.
Museum Type(s)
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Juanita Moore, President & CEO
Tyrone M. Davenport, Chief Operating Officer
Barbara Owens, Chief Development Officer

To be recognized as the institution of choice for exploring and presenting African American history and culture.


Founded in 1965, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History serves metropolitan Detroit, national and international communities. We provide exceptional learning opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events based on outstanding collections and research that explore the diverse history and culture of African Americans.


The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History established in 1965 is the world’s largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. The Museum provides exhibitions and programs that explore the diversity of African American history and culture.

Artifact Collections

Seven exhibition areas devoted to African Americans and their stories. The Core Exhibit: And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture. The interactive, multi-level exhibit opened to rave reviews in November 2004. A Glass Dome, 100 feet in diameter and 55-feet high. The architectural wonder is two feet wider than the State Capitol dome. The terrazzo tile creation, Genealogy, by Hubert Massey located in the Ford Freedom Rotunda floor. The Louise Lovett Wright Research Library. The Museum houses over 30,000 artifacts and archival materials and is 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 General Motors Theater, a 317-seat facility for live performances, film screenings, lectures, presentations and more. A Museum Store that sells authentic African and African American art, books and merchandise.


Gift Shop

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