Museum Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. & Sunday 1:00- 5:00 p.m.
Guided Tours & Museum Experiences
Guided tours last approximately two hours for School, Home School, and Family groups Tuesday – Sunday. Call the Museum at (313) 494-5800 to reserve a time for your guided tour.
Museum Education Workshops
The Museum provides additional fun activities, events, art workshops, and educational programs for children and adults.
The Wright Treasures:
An Internet Treasure Hunt of the permanent exhibition, And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History and Culture. Click Here to play.
Download a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. activity book by Clicking Here.
Make and Take Egyptian Headdress
In this workshop participants will learn how to make Egyptian Headdress. In ancient Egypt royal women adorned their hair with gold jewels and pharaohs wore names headcloth. Participants will create their own pharaoh's headdress or an Egyptian queen's headdress.
Ring of Genealogy
Create a personalized ring of genealogy. Collage a picture that represents your own history using symbols and pictures that are meaningful to you. Before you arrive at the museum, interview some of the elders in your family and learn the names of your great grandparents. Go as far back as you can, and then write in the names of your ancestors around the ring of your collage. Attach a magnet to the back and take home a personalized keepsake.
The Game of Oware
Make your own Oware (popularly known as Mancala) Board. Oware is a well-known game played throughout Africa, including West Africa's Benin. It is a cup and pebble game. Deceptively simple, skilled players develop mathematical strategy to win. There are many different versions, but in this workshop you will learn how to play with the most popular set of rules and make your own board to take home with you.
For more information on workshops currently offered at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, please contact our education department directly at 313.494.5826 or 313.494.5860.
Bus Drop Off & Parking Locations
The Museum can be accessed by Warren Avenue. Busses are allowed to unload Museum visitors at the front driveway entrance and then move to public street or lot parking. Private vehicles can park at meters on Warren or Farnsworth streets or in the public lot at Farnsworth and John R for a nominal fee.
The Museum is ADA compliant/accessible for visitors with special needs. To arrange special accommodations, let us know your specific needs when booking a group tour or when planning your visit by calling (313) 494-5800.
To schedule your visit to the museum, please contact Group Reservations at (313) 494-5866 for available dates and group rates.
General Contact Information
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201-1442
Telephone: (313) 494-5800