Charles H. Wright Museum of African-american History and its collection

Charles H. Wright Museum of African-american History
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The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History , or The Wright , is located in Detroit , Michigan in the U.S. ; inside the city's Midtown Cultural Center is one of the world's oldest independent African American museums . Founded in 1965, The Wright museum holds the world's largest permanent collection of African-American culture. With a collection of more than 35,000 artifacts , The Wright's current 125,000-square-foot museum opened as the largest museum in the world dedicated to African American history . The Wright , whose exhibits include Underground Railroad documents and letters from Malcolm X and Rosa Parks , also hosted memorial events for Parks and the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin , who lay in state in the museum's rotunda in 2005 and 2018, respectively. Notably, The Wright is the current home of The National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen The Wright also produces one of the largest festivals dedicated to celebrating the food , fashion , music , and dance cultures of the diaspora -- African World Festival .

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African-american History
East Warren Avenue 315
MI 48201 Detroit
Michigan

Visitor information Charles H. Wright Museum of African-american History

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday
9:00 – 17:00
Thursday
9:00 – 17:00
Friday
9:00 – 17:00
Saturday
9:00 – 17:00
Sunday
9:00 – 17:00

On June 11, August 11, and September 10, 2022 the Museum will close at 3 PM. Visitors will not be admitted later than 1 PM.

Admission

0 – 2Free
3 – 12$19.00
13 – 61$25.00
Members$5.00
Seniors$19.00

Discounted rates are available for groups of 15

Children ages 3-12 will receive free admission to the Museum with the purchase of an Individual adult ticket.
Valid for children ages 3-12 only
Applies to Thursdays only
Use code ROCKETKIDS at checkout

Bank of America members have the opportunity to visit The Wright every first weekend of the month.
Use code MUSEUMSONUS at checkout
Must show Bank of America card upon arrival

Free admission to Affiliate level members of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Free admission to all members of the North American Reciprocal Museums
Use code Reciprocal Museum Member (DIA/NARM) at checkout

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Location & Map

East Warren Avenue 315, Detroit

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Exhibitions

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