The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
1601 E North Ave #3, Baltimore, Maryland 21213| Map |
Established in 1983 to stimulate an interest in African American history by revealing little-known, often neglected facts, the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is among the nation's most dynamic cultural and educational institutions. Located in a renovated firehouse, a Victorian mansion and two former apartment buildings, the museum consists of nearly 30,000 square feet of exhibit and office space. More than 100 wax figures and scenes, a full model slave ship exhibit and a Maryland room highlighting the contributions of outstanding Marylanders to African American history are among the numerous exhibitions. The displays of life-size, life-like wax figures highlighting historical and contemporary personalities of African ancestry make this a unique museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The first if its kind in Baltimore, and the first wax museum of African American history in the nation, the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum also offers daily tours. The Renaissance Grand Tour visits places of importance to Maryland's African American history. The Spirit Tour highlights Baltimore's many religious firsts and its status as the birthplace of several denominations. The museum got its start when a few wax figures were taken around to various schools, community centers and malls. It received national recognition in 1983 when the founding members were allotted grants, loans and endowments to open a permanent exhibition.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Visitors should check the tours and calendar schedule when planning a visit to the Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
Address: 1601 E North Ave #3, Baltimore, Maryland 21213| Map
Hours: Check hours. More Info
Price: Adults (18-54) $13; Children (12-17) $12; Children (3-11) $11; Children under 3 Free; Seniors (55+) $12