Benjamin Banneker Museum & Historical Park

Benjamin Banneker Museum

Benjamin Banneker Museum

Benjamin Banneker Museum & Historical Park

DESCRIPTION: A Top-Tier Historical Wax Museum
ADMISSION: Small fee
DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Sat 10a-4p
ADDRESS: 300 Oella Avenue at Old Frederick Road, Oella, MD
PARKING: on premises
RAPID TRANSIT: none
PHONE: 410-887-1081
WEBSITE: http://www.thefriendsofbanneker.org

Benjamin Banneker Museum & Historical Park Review

This amazing museum and National Historic Site is a must visit for everyone who enjoys cultural travel. Take the kids for an inspirational learning experience! America’s First Black Man of Science, Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) was born a free person in Baltimore County. His father purchased this land and willed it to him at age 6. At age 22, self-taught Banneker constructed a striking clock. In 1789, he forecasted a solar eclipse. In 1791, he helped survey Washington, District of Columbia. Banneker corresponded with President Thomas Jefferson regarding the mental faculties of African-Americans being higher than whites believed and his opposition to slavery. In 1792, his first almanac was published. This museum, opened in 1998, reassembles the body of work and artifacts related to this astounding Black Renaissance Man. The venue includes a short audio-visual presentation on the life of Benjamin Banneker. Donations are accepted.

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