Explore the National Museum of African American History and Culture


The newest addition to the Smithsonian Institute’s impressive array of DC museums is the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Since its opening 2016, this museum is the only national museum dedicated to the influence African American history and culture has had on the American landscape.

The collection of over 37,000 artifacts, photographs, and documents include important pieces from the Civil Rights movement, historical literature, music, and much more. Each exhibit is artfully done with multifaceted components to bring each display to life. You could certainly spend the entire day in the museum, and still have plenty to return to see again. Be sure to visit the website for timed passes to enter the museum. Walk-ups are permitted only on the weekdays. The museum is open 364 days a year (every day except Christmas day), and as with all other Smithsonian Museums, is free to the public. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

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