- The Banneker-Douglass Museum, named for Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass is a true treasure in historical Annapolis and a gift to the state. As the official repository of African American heritage in the state, the museum is on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is free and offers guided exhibition tours and museum programs. Visitors can partake in cultural lectures, performances, workshops and view artifacts as well as photographs that chronicle African American life in Maryland. The museum houses a reference library filled with rare books, historical documents, oral histories, manuscripts, audio visual resources, serials, and archival materials. Call before you visit - the museum is open from Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
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