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Museums and Historical Sites


The Maryland Historical Society has a vast collection of photographs, furniture, paintings, sculpture, and video that highlight African American life and achievement in Maryland from the late 1600s through 2000. Check listings for special shows or view the permanent exhibits.

Great Blacks in Wax Museum
Baltimore, Md.
The Great Blacks in Wax Museum at 1601-03 East North Avenue opened in 1983 as the first wax museum of African American history. It contains over 100 wax figures in period settings from ancient Africa to the present, including Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman; other exhibits include a full model slave ship exhibit, and a collection of slave shackles from Annapolis.

Historical Sites

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