The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum is America’s first wax museum of African American history and culture. The Museum features more than 150 life-size and lifelike wax figures.
The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum is among the nations most dynamic cultural and educational institutions. Because it is a wax museum committed solely to the study and preservation of African American history, it is also among the most unique. Primarily, the presentation of life-size, life-like wax figures highlighting historical and contemporary personalities of African ancestry defines its uniqueness.
This unique museum, the first one of wax in Baltimore, Maryland, was the brainchild of Drs. Elmer and Joanne Martin. Together they established the museum in 1983.