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Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum


  • Historic Site
  • Interpretive Museum
  • Museum
  • Nature Trails
  • Paved Walking Paths
  • Picnic Areas
  • Recreation And Parks Office
  • Restrooms


The Benjamin Banneker Museum is currently closed for repairs but the park and grounds remain open from sunrise to sunset.

View a map of Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum.

The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum is a 126.6-acre site dedicated to telling the inspiring story of the life and times of Benjamin Banneker, often considered the first African-American man of science.


  • Exhibitions—In history, art, culture and science, and a permanent exhibit on the life of Benjamin Banneker
  • Split log colonial cabin—Furnished with reproduced artifacts like those Banneker could have used
  • Gardens—Colonial herbs, vegetables and an orchard
  • Restored 19th-century farmhouse
  • Onsite trails—Including conservation paths and the historic Number 9 Trolley Line Trail. 
  • Picnic area—Available for groups of 12 and under on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Banneker's Compass Pavilion—Email to reserve and include name, address, phone, type of event, date, time and number of guests. The pavilion is available for groups up to 30 for $30 per hour. A minimum reservation of 4 hours is requested. 


Learn more about programs and events happening at the museum, offered by the Nature, Environmental and Agriculture Center.

Park Details

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Office Hours

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.





126.6 Acres