General Info

General Information


The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is located in the heart of Midtown Detroit's Cultural Center at 315 East Warren Avenue at Brush Street. The museum is located next to the Michigan Science Center and within one block of the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA).


Tuesday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

PLEASE NOTE: The Museum is OPEN from 9 AM - 5 PM on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and every Monday of Black History Month (February).

The museum is normally closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


Adults (13 - 61) $8
Adults (62 +) $5
Youth (3 -12) $5
Members and children under 3 are admitted free.

* For group and guided tours, please click here or call (313) 494-5808!


The museum is accessible to visitors with disabilities. Elevators and ramps serve all public areas. A limited number of wheel chairs are available. All of our exhibits can accommodate strollers. It is the goal of The Wright Museum to provide an enriching visitor experience for people of all ages and capabilities.


The following amenities are available to help make your museum visit more enjoyable:


An ATM is located on the lower level to your left after exiting the elevator.

Lockers & Coat Racks

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

Latimer Cafe

You are welcome to rest and relax in our café. The museum does not offer a full-service restaurant; however, vending machines are available, and you are welcome to bring your own lunch.


Buses may drop off students at the Warren entrance, park along Warren Avenue, John R Street, or Farnsworth Avenue. Lighted, affordable and secure parking is available behind the museum at the Cultural Center parking lot. Enter from John R Street, a one-way street heading south. Metered parking is available on three sides of the museum on Warren Avenue, Brush Street, and Farnsworth Avenue.