Hands-On History

Plan your visit today.

With dynamic permanent and visiting exhibitions open to the public year-round, there are plenty of opportunities to explore The Wright for yourself.

The Wright Museum is open year-round, with special hours throughout the holiday season, Black History Month, and on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Note: Visitors must arrive at their reserved time to avoid cancellation, as we do not provide refunds. If you would like to change your reservation, please call us at (313) 494-5800.

COVID-19 Protocols

  • All visitors must schedule their timed entry in advance as we cannot accommodate walk-ins.
  • All visitors over 2 years of age, regardless of vaccination status must wear a mask at all times.
  • We encourage all visitors to maintain 6 feet of social distancing from other visitors and staff.
  • Water fountains are not available for use at this time.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please make arrangements to visit at another time.

Schedule Your Visit

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday: 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM - 7 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
  • Monday: Closed

Directions & Parking


Your purchase keeps our doors open, so history stays accessible for everyone.

  • Adults, age 13-61 - $15
  • Seniors, age 62 and over - $12
  • Youth, age 3-12 - $12
  • Members & children under 3 - Free

Book a Group Tour


Additional Visitor Information


The Wright strives to offer an enriching museum experience for visitors of all backgrounds. To that end, great care has been taken to ensure that all museum spaces are accessible for visitors with disabilities.

Elevators and ramps are accessible from all public areas, and all exhibitions can accommodate wheelchairs (as well as strollers).

A limited number of complimentary wheelchairs are available for short-term use from The Wright while on museum property.

Please note: these wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you need assistance moving your wheelchair, please arrange for a caregiver or family member to accompany you during your visit to the museum.

Museum Shop

The Museum Shop is open during museum hours, and sells merchandise that celebrates African American history and culture. You can also shop online anytime.

Directions & Parking

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is located in the heart of Midtown Detroit, at 315 East Warren Avenue, right next door to the Michigan Science Center (and within one block of the Detroit Institute of Arts).

Well-lit, affordable, secure parking is available to the public behind the museum, in the Cultural Center Parking Lot, accessible from John R. Street, for $7 per vehicle.

We do not have special parking for buses. Buses should drop visitors off at the Warren Avenue entrance, and then seek parking along Warren or Farnsworth Avenues, or on Brush Street.

We encourage visitors with mobility restrictions to park on Upper Farnsworth, to avoid stairs.

Please visit the Directions & Parking page for additional information.

Directions & Parking
Food & Drink

Food, drink, and chewing gum are permitted in the museum's public areas. In exhibition spaces, however, these items are strictly prohibited.

Vending machines offering snacks and beverages are accessible in the museum, but visitors should be advised that The Wright does not have a full-service restaurant on campus.

However, it does have a space where visitors can enjoy bagged lunches at their leisure—the Latimer Café.

Group Tours

Interested in scheduling a group tour? Reservations are mandatory, and should be made at least two weeks in advance. Learn more about pricing, tour times, and other information below.

Group Tour Information

Lockers & Coat Racks

Lockers are available for 50 cents each on the lower level of the museum. Complimentary coat racks are available in the front entrance of the museum on the main level.


Photography in museum exhibition spaces is strictly prohibited. Please leave cameras at home.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available for museum supporters of all ages. High school and college students may be able to earn service learning credits for their work. In order to volunteer, you must do the following:

  • Attend an orientation (call the Volunteer Office at 313-494-5826 to register for the next session)
  • Complete an application and security clearance form

Explore available volunteer opportunities today.

Volunteer Opportunities


There's more than one way to support The Wright. Become a volunteer today.