July 27th, 2017
The Banneker-Douglass Museum is Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage. Located in what used to be the Mount Moriah A.M.E. Church on Franklin Street in Annapolis, it is a wonderful way to learn about the massive historical and cultural impact African Americans have had on the state, country, and world.
This museum is a tribute to Benjamin Banneker, a scientist, mathematician and the social advocate Frederick Douglass. Now in its 33rd year of existence, it is home to quite a few interesting artifacts. Even the building itself, a former church, is a registered historic landmark. If you’re looking for a meeting place — be it for a business, civic organization, or even a wedding — the museum is even available to rent. Come experience this beautifully restored and curated place for yourself to see what a special part it plays in the community. Admission is free, so there is no reason not to!