Baltimore Sights

Great Blacks in Wax Museum

  • 1601 E. North Ave. Map It
  • East Baltimore

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

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 Street north and turn left at North Avenue.

Sight Information


1601 E. North Ave., Baltimore, Maryland, 21213, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $13; $11 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

Published 07/23/2015


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