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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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B&O Railroad Museum
Westside
901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 752-2490
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Baltimore National Heritage Area Trails & Tours
Inner Harbor
401 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 878-6411
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Mount Clare Museum House
Westside
1500 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 837-3262
Admiral of the Bay, LLC
Admiral of the Bay, LLC
South - 20+ miles
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Admiral of the Bay, LLC
South - 20+ miles
P.O. Box 3262 Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 263-5196

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