The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum
Welcome to The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum, the first and only wax museum in Baltimore that features prominent African Americans, from famous athletes to lawyers and rodeo stars!
First founded in 1983 in a downtown storefront on Saratoga Street, this museum serves as the brainchild of Drs. Elmer and Joanne Martin. The now-nationally recognized institution houses over 150 figures of people from the past such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Barack Obama, and many more. The collection inside has made this museum among the nation's most dynamic cultural and educational institutions, dedicated to the study and preservation of African American history.
The life-like wax figures highlight the history and contemporary personalities of African ancestry and also; stimulate an interest in African American history by revealing the little-known, often-neglected facts of history, use great leaders as role models to motivate youth to achieve, and support and work in conjunction with other nonprofit, charitable organizations seeking to improve the social and economic status of African Americans.
There are daily tours, group tours, 1/2 day tour packages, and even 'create a tour program', in which you can choose additional prominent black history locations to tour along with the museum, some choices including the Orchard Street Church, St. Francis Academy, NAACP Headquarters, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and Baltimore Civil War Museum.