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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 E. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
ph. (313) 494-5800


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Mission Statement

Founded in 1965, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History serves metropolitan Detroit, national and international communities. We provide exceptional learning opportunities, exhibitions, programs and events based on outstanding collections and research that explore the diverse history and culture of African Americans.

Vision Statement

To be recognized as the institution of choice for exploring and presenting African American history and culture.


The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. The Museum provides exhibitions and programs that explore the diversity of African American history and culture. The Museum houses over 30,000 artifacts and archival materials and is home to the Blanche Coggin Underground Railroad Collection, Harriet Tubman Museum Collection, Coleman A. Young Collection and the Sheffield Collection, a repository of documents of the labor movement in Detroit. The Museum features:

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The museum of African American History is located in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center at 315 East Warren at Brush Street. The CHWMAAH is next to the Detroit Science Center and within one block walking distance of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

From the South (Toledo)
I-75 North to Warren exit
Left on Warren

From the North (Flint)
I-75 South to Warren exit
Right on Warren

From the West (Chicago/Ann Arbor)
I-94 East to John R/Woodward exit
Right on John R, Left on Warren

From the Northwest (Southfield)
Lodge (M-10) South
Take the W. Forest exit
Turn left on Woodard
Right on Warren


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