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Banneker-Douglass Museum

Main entrance to the museum

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture operates the Banneker-Douglass Museum. Named for Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass, the Banneker-Douglass Museum is dedicated to preserving Maryland’s African American heritage and serves as the state’s official repository of African American material culture. The museum was dedicated on February 24, 1984. The original museum was housed within the former Mount Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church in the heart of historic Annapolis. The Victorian-Gothic structure was included in the Annapolis Historic District in 1971 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

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Banneker-Douglass Museum

84 Franklin Street

Annapolis, MD 21401


PHONE: 410-216-6180