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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 Blacks in Wax Museum, and the annual African American Festival. 

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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
Westside
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Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
Westside
P.O. Box 23773 Baltimore, MD 21223
(443) 327-9789
Westminster Hall & Burying Ground
Westminster Hall & Burying Ground
Westside
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Westminster Hall & Burying Ground
Westside
519 W. Fayette Street Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 706-2072
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Carroll Park Bike and Skate Facility
800 Baynard St. Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 396-7019
Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
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Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
Camden Yards
216 Emory Street Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539

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