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.
Museum Reopening & Updates
After an unprecedented four-month shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is now open, with timed entry ticketing and operating under reduced hours and services. Visit us Thursday through Saturday, from 9 AM to 4 PM, and on Sundays from 12 noon to 5 PM.
The Wright Museum is open year-round, with special hours throughout the holiday season, Black History Month and on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Starting July 10, our COVID-19 reopening will allow visitors to use timed ticketing and admission to visit the museum.
Hours of Operation
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: CLOSED
- Thursday through Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM
- Sunday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Your purchase keeps our doors open, so history stays accessible for everyone.
- Adults, age 13-61 - $10
- Seniors, age 62 and over - $7
- Youth, age 3-12 - $7
- Members & children under 3 - Free
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.
- 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