Museum Monday: The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

October 18th, 2010 by Alex Fili

Ever wanted to stand toe to toe with some of the most inspirational figures in history? You’ll find your chance at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. Not only will you be visiting the first ever wax museum in Baltimore, but the first wax museum of African American history in the nation.

Established in 1983, the museum focuses on the study and preservation of African American history through some of the most well-known role models, like Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King Jr. You’ll also run into several lesser-known, but just as inspiring figures like the in the exhibit dedicated to the first three African American astronauts.

But the museum stems further than human replicas. Yes, you’ll be face to face with Henry Brown, the Virginian slave who shipped himself in a box to freedom in Pennsylvania, but you can also step aboard a slave ship replica and learn the real story of the slave trade. The museum isn’t just about celebration of African American history, but remembering where it started and the hardships it has been through.

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is located at:
1601 East North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21213

Admission ranges from $10 – $12 (Children 3 and under are free).

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