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Great Blacks in Wax Museum
Based on 38 traveler reviews
Historical Honesty is some times unpleasant, but worth seeing
Dec 15, 2013 by: KnitsbyConnie from MA
There are wax museums and then there are WAX Museums. I've been to the polished max museums where is purely for entertainment purposes. But this is a WAX museum of historical educational purposes. To see the items in life size perspective and hear and read about the historical background of the wax figures was an eye opener. There is 1 exhibit I just could not go see. Not because of anything I had heard, but the subject matter was more than I could take in 1 visit at this museum.
Oct 05, 2013 by: Tara973 from Newark, New Jersey
Please don't be deceived by the name, this museum is for everyone. While it can be graphic and move you to feel different emotions, it is certainly not designed to instill hate in the hearts of ANYONE. This museum is perfectly crafted to present African-American history with very impressive waxes of prominent figures through out time. The slave ship and lynch exhibit (especially) are graphic, but paint a great picture of where blacks have come from with encouragement towards a brighter future. I would recommend this for anyone in the Baltimore area, or a special trip (as we did) if you're not in the area.
Sep 04, 2013 by: Tammy H from Suffolk
I am writing this review to state that I visited the blacks in wax museum and there's so much history to unfold and see. I enjoyed every minute of it and I am looking to go back this month to visit it again.
Sep 03, 2013 by: EiiGhT2FouR from
This is a place rich with history. It is Very educational, a great learning experience. The wax figures are very lifelike and some cause a great impact. I really enjoyed this place.
A Fascinating Walk Thru History
Aug 24, 2013 by: webjd from Short Hills, New Jersey
(Re)learned a lot of history and about great African American leaders. Enjoyed the fact that despite some of the horrors recalled (eg, the Middle Passage, lynchings), the museum's message was not about hatred but about hope and overcoming current struggles. The quality of some of the wax figures leaves a little to be desired. And, the gift shop has few pickings. But, overall this was definitely worth the trip!!
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