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Baltimore Sights

Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Updated 12/31/1969

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Though not as convincing as the likenesses at a Madame Tussauds, the more than 100 wax figures on display here do a good job of recounting the triumphs and trials of Africans and African-Americans. The wax figures are accompanied by text and audio. Baltimoreans honored include Frederick Douglass, who as a youth lived and worked in Fells Point; singer Billie Holiday; and jazz composer Eubie Blake. To get here from Mount Vernon, take Charles north and turn left at North


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1601 E. North Ave., Baltimore, Maryland, 21213, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $12; $10 children
  • Mid-Jan.–mid-Oct., Tues.–Sat. 9–6, Sun. noon–6; mid-Oct.–mid-Jan., Tues.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. noon–5. Closed Mon. except in Feb., July, Aug., and most federal holidays

Updated 12/31/1969


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