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African American History & Culture

Since Baltimore's founding in the early 1700s, the large black population has been making contributions to its growth and development both physically and spiritually. While slavery was legal in Maryland, there were more free blacks in Baltimore than there were slaves. The free blacks established churches and organizations to fight against persecution, resulting in an abundant number of black churches still standing in the city today.

Significant Baltimore black history and culture sites and events include the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, the The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, and the annual African American Festival.

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Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
216 Emory Street Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539
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Pride of Baltimore, Inc.
Inner Harbor
2700 Lighthouse Point East Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 539-1151
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
South - 10 to 20 miles
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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
South - 10 to 20 miles
7000 Arundel Mills Circle Hanover, MD 21076
(443) 755-0011
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Geppi's Entertainment Museum
Camden Yards
301 W. Camden St. Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 625-7060

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African American History & Culture Trip Ideas

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Jubilee 1864

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Baltimore Museums

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