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Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

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Celebrate the soul of African American history and culture at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Through objects and art dating from 1784 to the present day, you’ll learn about the incredible accomplishments and struggles of African American Marylanders. Located in downtown Baltimore, just two blocks from the Inner Harbor, the Lewis Museum is the largest African American museum in Maryland and features more than 11,000 square feet of permanent and temporary exhibition space, a two-story theater, classrooms, an outdoor terrace, and more.

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Admissions And More Information

The museum charges a nominal fee for admission. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the door. Parking is available across the street at the PMI Garage. Bring your ticket to the museum for validation. Free on-street parking and metered parking is also available nearby.


Tuesday–Wednesday: Closed
Thursday–Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12-5 p.m.


Members – FREE
General Admission – $12
Maryland Public School Educators – FREE
Seniors (65+) – $9
Youth (7-17) – $9
Children 6 and under – FREE
Veterans and Active-Duty Military – $9


What It's Like

The museum’s permanent collection includes African artifacts, slavery documents, photography, and art. Explore the museum’s full online calendar of events to find the latest rotating exhibitions, musical performances, and art workshops. Nourish your tastebuds and spirit at the museum café, which serves a wonderful menu of soul food.

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Stop by the museum shop for jewelry, games, and books for children. The Lewis also offers a host of educational opportunities for school and youth groups, plus a summer camp. With its beautiful architectural space, the museum is also a great venue for party rentals if you’re looking to host a special event.


Visit Baltimore Merch

Show off your Baltimore pride in style with t-shirts, hats and hoodies featuring the Visit Baltimore logo. Plus get your hands on our one-of-a-kind posters.