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.

Great Blacks in Wax Museum

1601 E North Ave # 03, Baltimore, MD 21213-1409
+1 410-563-3404
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Real Deal!

Small but powerful! Can be too traumatic for small kids. Shows you the bowels of a slave ship. Lots... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rspphdesq
,
Pennsylvania
via mobile
Outstandingly Iconic The first Black historical museum

This is the first of its kind, a black wax Museum, when I read about this place, I had to see it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lloyd M
,
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 127 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Wax museum that focuses on African-American culture and history.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
Closed
Hours
Hours Today: Closed
LOCATION
1601 E North Ave # 03, Baltimore, MD 21213-1409
CONTACT
Website
+1 410-563-3404
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Baltimore
from US$29.00
More Info
from US$92.97
More Info
from US$59.00
More Info
from US$50.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (127)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"black history"
in 17 reviews
"african americans"
in 9 reviews
"american life"
in 2 reviews
"school age"
in 2 reviews
"great information"
in 3 reviews
"united states"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 2 reviews
"two hours"
in 2 reviews
"figures"
in 17 reviews
"slaves"
in 33 reviews
"ship"
in 23 reviews
"neighborhood"
in 15 reviews
"president"
in 5 reviews
"likeness"
in 2 reviews
"literature"
in 3 reviews
"depicted"
in 3 reviews
"characters"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small but powerful! Can be too traumatic for small kids. Shows you the bowels of a slave ship. Lots of details of relevant Blacks! Need Uber/Lyft to get to and from. Lots of details on lynchings. African American Museum in DC is white-washed so get...More

Thank Rspphdesq
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first of its kind, a black wax Museum, when I read about this place, I had to see it for myself. And that I did I flew all the way from London England, This was an amazing Concept. And very deep the...More

Thank Lloyd M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Me and my family (mom and sister) went to a presentation about Emmet Till. We had a great time. The presentation was interactive and made me really consider the state our country is in currently.

1  Thank Danielle S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We had been trying to get to this museum for a while and finally had some time. It can be a quick tour to a half day soaking up history through characters brought to life.

2  Thank greenescrubs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I was impressed with the wide range of characters and information about the diversity of a nationality of people. From African, throughout the America's. Very interesting exhibit, I was happy to have had this experience. An excellent place to take young children to see and...More

2  Thank 961beverlyr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I heard about this amazing little museum on the podcast, This American Life, last summer and resolved that I had to see it. It was amazing and moving and horrifying all the while and I know I will be thinking about it for a long...More

2  Thank CindyFW
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Been there 3x over span of 20 years. Long and short, we need that museam, but not in the shape it's in right now. Please, get help! Smithsonian, city of Baltimore, anybody that cares - we cant keep what I saw two months ago open...More

2  Thank kbrown42018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 6 March 2018

this had surprisingly strong material. am glad to have gone. the floor dealing with slave years was unflinching.

1  Thank solomonknibb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Although the Great Blacks In Wax Museum appears small from the outside, its chock full of artifacts and exhibits that span from the African empires to the first Black POTUS, with all the astronauts, explorers, scientists, business persons, educators, entertainers, politicians, among other professions. Not...More

2  Thank James D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Visited the museum with my husband today. I was proud that I knew most of the figures portrayed and I learned about many others. Anyone interested in Black History must come to the museum. But the Slave Ship room and the Lyncing Exhibit are not...More

11  Thank Tammie L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 69 hotels in Baltimore
Residence Inn by Marriott Baltimore at The Johns Hopkins Medical Campus
36 reviews
1.40 km away
The Ivy Hotel
247 reviews
1.70 km away
Motel 6 Baltimore City
18 reviews
1.88 km away
Midtown Inn
157 reviews
2.09 km away
Nearby Restaurants
McDonald's
.20 km away
Wendy's
.22 km away
Richard's Bar-Bq Ranch
1 review
.27 km away
New York Fried Chicken
.32 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mount Vernon Cultural District
179 reviews
1.64 km away
Lyric Opera House
102 reviews
1.92 km away
Charm City Meadworks
12 reviews
1.48 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
jalandabrown
19 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from James D | Reviewed this property |
Google the Great Blacks in Wax Museum.
0
Votes
lhdollbaby h
7 August 2017|
Answer
Response from 61rhondag | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what the question is. However some of those names are at the musuem
0
Votes
rther
4 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Kate0768 | Reviewed this property |
They do! We didn't use them but others did,
0
Votes