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Trip Advisor Very educational!
Mar 02, 2015 by: Jody R from 
Took the family for a visit. The building does need renovated, surprised it was in the building, looked ran down. Upon walking in, the front where you pay, the workers are not friendly or pleasant. For the price they need to update a lot! Not for young children. You can have a guided tour or walk thru on your own. I would suggest the guided tour for the money you pay. There was a lot of information and history in the building.

Trip Advisor Great Way to Experience History!
Feb 18, 2015 by: t_kae225 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
This is a must-see for people of all ethnic backgrounds and ages. Please support this museum. I stayed a little more than two hours.

Trip Advisor School Trip
Feb 13, 2015 by: Slibbers1 from Baltimore, Maryland
This is really a great museum. There is something there for all cultures. The waxed figures look so real you would think they are real people. Great for students to learn about the history of very important Afro-Americans. The slave ship exhibit is excellant.

Trip Advisor Learning more history
Feb 09, 2015 by: Foote95 from Macon, Georgia
I went to this museum soon after it opened. It was worth every minute. The exhibits were well done. I learned more about each of the portrayed figures.The staff were very helpful. I was in Baltimore for a convention an so a few of us included this excursion in our plans.

Trip Advisor Rough start, great finish.
Jan 20, 2015 by: Kaamalal R from 
Upon entering we were not greeted but told by a gentleman behind the glass someone would assist us soon. Another gentleman came 10 minutes later and said he would be with us shortly. Good thing there were exhibits in the lobby or we would just have been waiting. There were no chairs to sit. Finally once served we began our journey. Fyi, check their website for any ID/membership that give discounts before you go. At first I wished we had done a tour but then I was glad we didn't. I don't think a tour would allow the time needed to read all the literature on the exhibits. We were the only ones visiting on this day and time so it allowed all the room we needed for pictures. This museum was truly amazing! Some exhibits gave us chills (slave ship and lynching) but it was very educational. I recommend everyone visit this place if you are in the area. You will definitely walk away with a wealth of information. Even if you are up to date on your history you will still find out something you didn't know. I really wish the gift shop was open/functioning. It appeared that they had some interesting merchandise at one time. I'm not sure how often the workers go through the exhibits because the pouring of water on the slave ship looked to have been dry for quite some time. All in all this was a great museum and a great experience!

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