Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum

Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum

Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum
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Historic SitesHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
This museum's mission is to acquire, preserve, display, and promote collections of a historical nature that will be of educational value to the preservation of African American history as it relates to the struggles and accomplishments of Black Police Officers in Over town, as they served during the pre-Civil Rights era of the 1940's, 50's, and 60's. We are the only museum of our kind in the country.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Dan W
    Miami, Florida4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent!
    Great experience. Officer Willie Smith gave us a very knowledgeable tour. My companion was part of the Civil Rights movement back in the early 1960s, so this meant a lot to her. Highly recommend!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Susan P
    Atlanta, Georgia131 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very informative and interesting museum and tour
    This museum is a great community resource for understanding this history of policing, civil rights, and racism in Miami. Lots of informative artifacts, and our guide was great - his own story was reason enough to spend an hour there, but he shared so much about others' as well. (Also, great AC makes this a perfect middle of the day activity in hotter months!)
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Marcus P
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enriching, Interesting and Fun!
    I am so grateful for the opportunity to have visited the Miami Black Precinct in March 2021. It opened my eyes, and I learned so much about Miami's rich black history. The staff is warm, friendly, and engaging. Furthermore, the staff is there to answer whatever questions you might have. I will most certainly visit again in the future. The museum has a wonderfully organized collection of clippings, photos, and artifacts for you to be in awe of! Take your family, friends, coworkers, associates, and or church members on an organized field trip there! You'll and your family and friends will be amazed!
    Visited March 2023
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Danielle
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly Recommended Hidden Gem
    I would highly recommend this hidden gem to both locals and tourist. Everyone at the museum was a fountain of knowledge. I learned so much history from visiting. I love that I brought my daughter with me, so that she could learn more about our history. Our people have overcome so much.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Nesha C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful tour with Mr. Ealey
    After my first visit I had to make sure I bring my family to check out this wonderful place. We had the pleasure to have Mr. Ealey as our tour guide and he was wonderful! He answered every question we had, very informative, and friendly. Definitely the best tour we’ve ever had.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 October 2023
  • Explorer58703915376
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the visit!
    This experience is one of the most meaningful I've had in a long time. The tour was a humbling step back in time but also full of pride for those who had served in the precinct. It was a privilege to be able to tour and I look forward to coming back with my own family.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 8 November 2023
  • Jaden B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Black Police Precinct Review
    Probably the top attraction in Miami, I highly recommend! We had a guided tour that took us throughout the building and we got to take in so much history. The building is also close to the Metrorail and downtown so it’s very easy to access.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 November 2023
  • Myrlen J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great information experience
    This tour was very interesting. I learned a lot of interesting facts and our tour guide Ms.Debora knew a lot about the history and infrastructures. 10 out of 10 recommend stopping by if you’re up for learning more about the history of black enforcement in Miami.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 December 2023
  • Erin C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit!
    Amazing!! Miami Waterkeeper, Debris Free Oceans and Urban Health Partnerships hosted a Overtown Walking Tour and River Clean-up event and we stopped here as part of the tour. Very interesting and informative tour. If you go to Overtown, this is a pivotal part of its history!!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 10 February 2024
  • Laura E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Black & Proud
    Sergeant & Larry share knowledgeable information about the first black patrol officers, as well as other officers. The museum felt like a blast to the past, with all the information & equipment that is well preserved. I learned a lot of the First Fine & even Judge Thomas. I’ll be sure to share my experience with family & friends. It’s so important to learn about our past & how time has changed.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 February 2024
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Abilio F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Great tour, full of interesting stories. Don’t overlook this place, it’s a hidden gem! Recommended to everybody that is interested in history.
Written 11 May 2024
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Angela
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Mr. Eaely was extremely informative and gave a great tour . I highly recommend if you’re in the Miami area to visit. Thank you for a great time .
Written 27 April 2024
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LaTricea A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
An absolute gem in Miami! The richness of the history here is phenomenal. Our tour guide Mr. Goring was amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Written 6 April 2024
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Exploration206734
Willingboro, NJ1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Officer Debra was an amazing tour guy! So much history that we all should be familiar with. Shoutout to those officers and community members that served this community!
Written 4 April 2024
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Anja B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We spontaneously decided to visit the museum due to rainy weather and it was an amazing choice. Mr. Ealey guided us through and shared a lot of interesting information and experiences with us. We would definitely recommend to visit this museum, absolutely great experience! Special thanks also to Mr. Ealey for this awesome tour!
Written 23 March 2024
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Mobile56706586259
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Such an incredible space! I am so grateful for Officers Ealey and Jackson showing us around and sharing the amazing history of Miami’s Black Precinct and Courthouse.
Written 23 March 2024
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Susan A
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
Mr. Jackson and Mr. Ealey were great guides. They are really well versed in the history because they lived some of it! They also gave us fun facts about certain historical individuals and current uses of the space. I really recommend the tour because they're not just knowledgeable but also personable and interesting to listen to.
Written 23 March 2024
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James H
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
A very small museum, I spent probably about an hour there, but this was probably the one place that impacted me most on a 5 day visit to Miami.

The letters from white police chiefs and officials from the time the station was running were depressing but a must read to understand just how deep and high racism ran in American society.
Written 14 March 2024
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Inspire32030934301
Hialeah, FL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The curator the sergeant was very good. She was knowledgeable and this was an eye opener. For me it gave me a little bit of the history of how things were operated back in the days very educational. I recommend this to anybody.
Written 6 March 2024
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Laura E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Sergeant & Larry share knowledgeable information about the first black patrol officers, as well as other officers. The museum felt like a blast to the past, with all the information & equipment that is well preserved. I learned a lot of the First Fine & even Judge Thomas. I’ll be sure to share my experience with family & friends. It’s so important to learn about our past & how time has changed.
Written 23 February 2024
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