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Banneker-Douglass Museum

84 Franklin St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2738
+1 410-216-6180
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A hidden Gem

The museum is not very large, however it is packed with loads of information and the staff was... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
Moving Little Museum in Annapolis!

I recently visited the Banneker-Douglas museum with my mother. We were looking for something to do... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2017
Anthony L
Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

The museum is not very large, however it is packed with loads of information and the staff was wonderful. When we walked through the door we were greeted with genuine enthusiasm. The guide explained the history of the museum and gave great insight into not...More

1  Thank Teresa622
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I recently visited the Banneker-Douglas museum with my mother. We were looking for something to do together in Annapolis and had this recommended to us by TripAdvisor. The museum was very comprehensive given its size and free admission,and had many interesting artifacts and information about...More

1  Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We stumbled across this moving museum in our wanders around Annapolis and I am so happy we stopped in. I have not been so moved by a museum and its collection in a long time. I especially loved the way the exhibits were aimed at...More

1  Thank BorneoMel
Reviewed 26 March 2017

The history of Africans in the Americas is fraught with tension. This self-guided museum is a primer on Black history in Maryland and should not be missed. I have traveled to DC often but this was my first trip to Annapolis (strange since I am...More

3  Thank Saundra D
Reviewed 19 September 2016

It took many years for Annapolis to recognize the achievements of its African-American citizens. The Banneker-Douglas Museum is the place to go if you want to learn about Annapolis' other history. And I don't mean slaves, although that it also a part of the museum's...More

4  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This exhibit is small but very educational. It covers a great deal of Black History in Maryland. It's amazing how many great people came from MD and made such a difference. You can do this in about an hour. The Gentleman up front are beyond...More

1  Thank ChuckLz14
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I took my parents here recently and we really enjoyed reading about local history. We spent a little over an hour walking through the museum and a very nice man was available to answer questions and share stories on our way out. I will definitely...More

1  Thank InThePassengerSeat
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The gentlemen attending this museum were wonderful! Full of facts and historical value. Beautiful building.

1  Thank mildeb53
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The museum staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The current exhibits on lacrosse and jumpin' the broom were fun for both us and our child. The permanent exhibit on history from the last 400 years was engaging and well done. Recommend as a must visit!

1  Thank MattfromIowa
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Mr. Hyman provided a fine introduction to this museum jewel. From Kunta Kinte to Benjamin Banneker, Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, Thurgood Marshall and Mayor Schmoke, Maryland has a central role in African American history fitting of its geographic location adjacent to the Mason Dixon line....More

1  Thank wil b
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