With photographs, artifacts, video, and music, the Lewis Museum brings to life the stories of African American Marylanders who made a difference to our state. Some are famous: Billie Holliday and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, explorer Matthew Henson, and surveyor Benjamin Banneker. Some are people who left their mark—even if their names are forgotten: artists, secretaries, students, scientists, religious leaders. Galleries are divided into themes: family and community, work, and the arts. The museum is housed in an eye-catching modern structure with cafe and shop on the first floor, changing exhibits on the second, and the permanent exhibits on the third. A new oral project enables visitors to tell their personal stories, similar to NPR's StoryCorps.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
830 E. Pratt St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Historic Jonestown, north of Little Italy Hours Wed–Sat 10am–5pm, Sun noon–5pm; closed Thanksgiving, Dec 25, Jan 1, and Easter Transportation Bus: 10; Metro: Shot Tower; on Charm City Circulator Green and Orange routes Phone 443/263-1800 Prices $8 adults, $6 children 7–17 and seniors Amenities
Map830 E. Pratt St. Baltimore
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