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Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture

830 E Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD

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Construction Date:2005
Architect:Philip Freelon and Gary Bowden
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The Reginald F. Lewis Museum opened in 2005, representing the character, pride, struggle and accomplishments of Maryland African Americans. It is named for Reginald F. Lewis, a Dunbar High School alumni who went on to attend Harvard Law School and become the first African-American CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The award-winning building is one of few in Baltimore designed by African American architects.The building’s five-story atrium provides ample light to the core of the building, which includes space for special exhibitions, a recording studio, a 200 seat auditorium and a resource center. 

  • Accessibility: Fully Accessible
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Photography: Visitors are welcome to take photos, but please do not use flashes or selfie sticks.