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

This 82,000 square foot museum celebrates the African American experience in Maryland. It’s location is both convenient and symbolic: located steps from the tourist-friendly Inner Harbor, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum sits where the Civil War began during the Pratt Street Massacre.

Explore a building full of African history, including African artifacts, slavery documents, sports memorabilia, military uniforms, photography , performances, and so much more. You’ll find over 11,000 items in the Lewis collection altogether.

The museum is named after the first African American to build a billion dollar business; Reginald F. Lewis was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and grew TLC Beatrice company to a record-breaking $1.8 Billion revenue in 1987. Unfortunately, he would succumb to brain cancer only 6 years later at the age of just 50.