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The Charles H. Wright Museum
of African American History

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.

Hours of Operation

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

Note: Seeing all exhibitions on display takes visitors approximately 2 hours. Arriving during the last hour of any given day may impact one's ability to view all exhibitions, and should be done at their own discretion.

In addition, the Charles H. Wright Museum will close at 2 PM on May 14, and visitors will not be admitted later than 12 PM.

On June 11, August 11, and September 10, 2022 the Museum will close at 3 PM. Visitors will not be admitted later than 1 PM.

Admission

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

Note for Groups: Discounted rates are available for groups of 15 or more. Call for more details or visit the link below.

General Admission Rates
  • Adults, age 13-61 - $25
  • Seniors, age 62 and over - $19
  • Youth, age 3-12 - $19
  • Members - $5
  • Children under 3 - Free
Group Admission Rates

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  • Adults, age 13-61 - $23
  • Seniors, age 62 and over - $17
  • Youth, age 3-12 - $17
  • Members - $5
  • Children under 3 - Free

Current & Upcoming Promotions

Free admission for kids on Thursdays

Children ages 3-12 will receive free admission to the Museum with the purchase of an Individual adult ticket.

  • Valid for children ages 3-12 only
  • Applies to Thursdays only
  • Only one Individual adult ticket purchase is necessary to redeem this offer
  • Use code ROCKETKIDS at checkout
Free admission to The Wright for Bank of America card holders

Bank of America members have the opportunity to visit The Wright every first weekend of the month.

  • One free admission per Bank of America member
  • Use code MUSEUMSONUS at checkout
  • Must show Bank of America card upon arrival 
Free admission for Reciprocal Museum Members
  • Free admission to Affiliate level members of the Detroit Institute of Arts. 
  • Free admission to all members of the North American Reciprocal Museums. 
  • Use code Reciprocal Museum Member (DIA/NARM) at checkout 
  • Must show proof of reciprocal membership upon arrival
  • Failure to show proof of reciprocal membership will invalidate ticket reservation

Admission is One Click Away

Scheduling your visit and purchasing tickets is quick and easy.

GETTING TO THE WRIGHT

LOCATION

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan, in the city's thriving Midtown region.

If you see the Michigan Science Center and the Detroit Institute of Arts, then you've made it. We're right next door!

ADDRESS

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201

TELEPHONE

313-494-5800

PARKING AT THE WRIGHT

AT THE MUSEUM

The Cultural Center Parking Lot is located just behind the Wright. Enter on John R. Street. The cost is $7 per vehicle.

ON THE STREET

Metered spots are available along Warren and Farnsworth Avenues, and on Brush Street. Hourly rates range from $1 to $2. Pay for parking with the ParkDetroit app.

FOR BUS DRIVERS

Drop off visitors along the Warren Avenue entrance, and then park along Warren or Farnsworth Avenues, or on John R. Street.

Photo of death mask of King Tutankhamun

Right Now at The Wright

It's a Great Time to Visit

From the King Tutankhamun exhibition that brings to life Egypt's 18th dynasty to "And We Still Rise," which offers a comprehensive look at the history of African-American resilience, there's never been a better time to visit The Wright.

COVID-19 Protocols

  • 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.

Note: Starting on Friday, April 1st, timed admission and face coverings will not be required, but are encouraged, to enjoy our exhibitions. Events held in the General Motors Theatre will still require attendees to wear face coverings and show proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of arrival.

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Membership Perks

Free admission, exclusive exhibition previews, gift shop discounts: at The Wright, it pays to be a member.

Additional Visitor Information

Accessibility

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

Reservations for self-guided tours are required and should be made at least two weeks in advance of your anticipated arrival date. Guided tours are not available.  

Parties of all sizes are welcome to book group tours, but discounted admission rates will only be available to groups of fifteen people or more. Regular admission rates apply to parties of less than fifteen people.

If you're interested in scheduling a group visit call us at (313) 494-5800 for more information or fill out the form below.

Make a reservation

Coat Racks

Complimentary coat racks are available in the front entrance of the museum on the main level.

Photography

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
  • Complete an application and security clearance form

Explore available volunteer opportunities today.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer

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