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Travel Maryland: African-American Heritage Museums in Maryland That You Should Visit

Maryland is a state rich in African-American ethnic heritage. Did you know that, for example, Harriet Tubman (1820-1913), commemorated as the “Moses of her people” by the Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission, was born and raised in Buckstown, Maryland, not too far away from the bustling East Shore touristic attraction of Ocean City? Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center is in Cambridge, MD.

This ethnic heritage is honored and preserved in a series of fascinating museums that you should visit with your whole family due to their great educational value.

For example, African Art Museum of Maryland in Columbia, MD is one such important destination. Besides displaying the best of precious African art objects, the museum also conducts educational tours and workshops and arranges tours to Africa.

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum is located in Oella, MD celebrating the life and legacy of America's very first African-American scientist.

Frederick Douglas's important place in American history is well known and established. His museum (and Cultural Center “Twin Oaks”) in Highland Beach, MD features the summer cottage built for Douglas in 1895.

The Howard County Center of African-American Culture is in Columbia, MD is also dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Howard County African-Americans for the next generations.

Other interesting African-American museums in Maryland include Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery in Sandy Spring, MD, The Reginal F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in Baltimore, MD, and The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum in Baltimore, MD.

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