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The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum

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Culture and history abound with the help of more than 150 life-sized, life-like wax figures at the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum. As one of the only wax museums in the nation dedicated to the preservation of African American history, the Great Blacks In Wax Museum offers one of the most enlightening and educational experiences around.

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Admissions And More Information

Adults: $15

Seniors (55 & older): $14

College Students (with ID): $14

Mid-Level Students (ages 12-17): $14

Children (ages 3-11): $12

Children (ages 3 & under): FREE

Members: FREE

Group Discounts: $10.50 per person, add an additional $3 for Guided Tour

Guided Tours: $13.50 per person

Prices subject to change without notice

AAA, AARP, Teachers, Educators, Government Employees, and Military discounts are available.


Monday–Wednesday: Closed
Thursday–Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.


What It's Like

Through awe-inspiring exhibits, visitors can learn about the abundant contributions of Black Americans throughout entertainment, politics, business and beyond. “The Underground Railroad” features Harriet Tubman and Thomas Garrett; “Entrepreneurship” spotlights Madam C.J. Walker, Reginald F. Lewis and Robert Samuel; Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth lead “Abolition and Women’s Rights”; and Rosa Parks, Shirley Chisholm, Dr. Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall headline the “Modern Civil Rights Era.”

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This museum is known for its life-sized replica of a slave ship that gives you a realistic idea of what the harrowing journey was like for Africans traveling the Middle Passage.

You can also learn about the historical figures with ties to Baltimore in the “Outstanding Marylanders” exhibit, featuring Eubie Blake, Billie Holiday, John Murphy and Bea Gaddy.