NAACP National Headquarters
Protected and enhancing the civil rights of black Americans, the NAACP moved its headquarters to Baltimore in 1986. The building includes a library and conference room; a memorial garden named for the writer Dorothy Parker is located on the grounds.
The Orchard Street Church
Truman Pratt, former slave of Maryland Governor, John Eager Howard, founded Orchard Street Church in 1825. Legend has it that the church served as a stop on the Underground Railroad, providing a secret route and temporary hiding area for slaves escaping to freedom. The building now houses the offices of the Baltimore Urban League.
St. Frances Academy
St. Frances Academy was founded in 1828 by the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the oldest African American order of nuns in the United States. The current building has served as a convent, day school, boarding school and orphanage.
Great Black in Wax Museum
The first and only of its kind in the country, the museum presents such figures as Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman. Arranged chronologically and in tableaus, the museum's figures outline the glorious history of African people from around the globe.