We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1443
+1 313-494-5800
Review Highlights
Large African American Museum

Family reunion ball was held at the 2nd largest African American Museum in the country. It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rosa W
Landover, Maryland

This museum tugs at heart strings, hits you in the gut, makes you mad, makes you sad, makes you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Read all 205 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of African Americans.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“slave ship” (36 reviews)
“main exhibit” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1443
+1 313-494-5800
Write a Review
Reviews (205)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Family reunion ball was held at the 2nd largest African American Museum in the country. It was awesome, including the seating, food, and guided tour.

Thank Rosa W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum tugs at heart strings, hits you in the gut, makes you mad, makes you sad, makes you proud! One of the best museums I've ever attended. Please, if you are ever in Detroit, this is a must see!!!

1  Thank cynthiat489
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place it's so beautiful!! Very inspirational and detailed this is my 2nd time visiting and each time I've fell in love

Thank jerelynnc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking forward to visiting the museum and I'm glad we did. I teach African American History so this was definitely on my Detroit to-do-list. The main exhibit was very well put-together. After the main exhibit, it was a little hard to tell where...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must say that attending this museum was one of the most incredible experiences I have had in a long time. The museum is huge and has a number of exhibits. Attended the exhibit " and still we rise". You felt like you were in...More

Thank christdaughter
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This museum has so much to offer, but this review is about the (near) monthly event hosted here called "The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers." Satori Shakoor, the master behind it all, is more than just a Bride of Funkenstein. She is more than just...More

1  Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This museum has an amazing self-guided tour Down through history, starting with Africa and moving through slavery, war, emancipation, civil rights, and beyond. At one point you find yourself on the deck of a slave ship. I found the entire exhibit very moving and I...More

2  Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The place is pretty big and you can spend 1-2 hours there. I would have given it a higher rating if not for the fact that one is not allowed to take pictures.

Thank EdShelby
Reviewed 28 June 2017

If you are fortunate, you will have Will ( "Willie") as your tour guide through this outstanding museum. They have done an extremely sensitive and impressive job putting this museum together and it is truly more of a "living" museum. You are in for a...More

Thank peanutsNewYork
Reviewed 22 May 2017

My daughter and I, who was visiting with me from South Carolina, had a girls day after a trip to DMC for a medical appointment! We had a light lunch, we picked up something from Whole Foods,then we went to the Charles Wright Museum of...More

Thank BishopCM2013
Nearby Restaurants
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
182 reviews
.45 km away
134 reviews
.38 km away
Kresge Court
32 reviews
.29 km away
Maccabees Traders
73 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby Attractions
Detroit Institute of Arts
2,110 reviews
.30 km away
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
303 reviews
1.21 km away
Detroit Historical Museum
312 reviews
.49 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
9 May 2017|
Response from MCMatlock | Reviewed this property |
Yes slave ship is an ongoing exhibit
9 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Elsie M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is a permanent exhibit. Sorry for late response. I would like to suggest the doll exhibit while you are there.
16 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from mreaume44 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Yes 90 minutes to 2 hours is enough time. It's a big exhibit with not too much reading along the way.