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Banneker-Douglass Museum

84 Franklin St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2738
+1 410-216-6180
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I loved this small but important museum! They are doing a solid job of covering a wide range of... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
roxf2015
Small Museum filled with BIG History

The Banneker-Douglass Museum is the State of Maryland's official museum of African-American... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
TheWkndWarrior
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84 Franklin St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2738
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+1 410-216-6180
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

I loved this small but important museum! They are doing a solid job of covering a wide range of African-American history as specifically related to Maryland. From the Atlantic Slave Trade to the Civil Rights Movement and beyond, they exhibit important historical information for anyone...More

1  Thank roxf2015
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

The Banneker-Douglass Museum is the State of Maryland's official museum of African-American heritage. The museum, which is located in downtown Annapolis, was built in the historic Mt. Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church and chronicles the history of African Americans in Annapolis from slavery though the...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

The museum is not very large, however it is packed with loads of information and the staff was wonderful. When we walked through the door we were greeted with genuine enthusiasm. The guide explained the history of the museum and gave great insight into not...More

1  Thank Teresa622
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

I recently visited the Banneker-Douglas museum with my mother. We were looking for something to do together in Annapolis and had this recommended to us by TripAdvisor. The museum was very comprehensive given its size and free admission,and had many interesting artifacts and information about...More

2  Thank Anthony L
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

We stumbled across this moving museum in our wanders around Annapolis and I am so happy we stopped in. I have not been so moved by a museum and its collection in a long time. I especially loved the way the exhibits were aimed at...More

2  Thank BorneoMel
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

The history of Africans in the Americas is fraught with tension. This self-guided museum is a primer on Black history in Maryland and should not be missed. I have traveled to DC often but this was my first trip to Annapolis (strange since I am...More

4  Thank Saundra D
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

It took many years for Annapolis to recognize the achievements of its African-American citizens. The Banneker-Douglas Museum is the place to go if you want to learn about Annapolis' other history. And I don't mean slaves, although that it also a part of the museum's...More

5  Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

This exhibit is small but very educational. It covers a great deal of Black History in Maryland. It's amazing how many great people came from MD and made such a difference. You can do this in about an hour. The Gentleman up front are beyond...More

1  Thank ChuckLz14
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

I took my parents here recently and we really enjoyed reading about local history. We spent a little over an hour walking through the museum and a very nice man was available to answer questions and share stories on our way out. I will definitely...More

1  Thank InThePassengerSeat
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

The gentlemen attending this museum were wonderful! Full of facts and historical value. Beautiful building.

1  Thank mildeb53
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