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.
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:
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