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Learn About African American History at the Banneker-Douglass Museum


Located in downtown Annapolis in the historic Mount Moriah Methodist Episcopal Church, the Banneker-Douglass Museum is dedicated to preserving Maryland's African-American heritage and culture through exhibitions, programs, and projects. Named for native Maryland residents Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass, the intimate museum includes a variety of exhibits, including a reward poster for Harriet Tubman, stories and music from Carr’s Beach and Sparrow’s Beach, and the advertisement for the slave auction Kunta Kinte was sold in. Currently on display is The Douglass Reading Room, featuring books written by and about Frederick Douglass and other influential African American authors.

Admission to the museum is free, however donations are encouraged. If interested in a guided tour, it is recommended that you contact the museum about two weeks ahead of time to schedule a two hour guided tour through the exhibits. The Banneker-Douglass Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.