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Washington, D.C.
2117 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington
National Museum of African American History and Culture
101 14th St NW, Washington, DC, 20560 | 202-633-1000
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National Museum of African American History and Culture: Discover History & Heritage

Due to open in Washington D.C.'s  National Mall, the newly-constructed National Museum of African American History and Culture invites visitors to explore the rich diversity of the African American experience. Follow timelines that track important historical events. Learn more about key figures of African American history.  Immerse in the art and music that defined generations. From early colonial times, to the Civil Rights Movement, to today's African American pioneers, the museum celebrates how African Americans have shaped, and continue to shape, the national landscape. 


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10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.


  • Concerts
  • Touring Exhibits 
  • Lectures & Panels 


  • Self-Guided Tour
  • Sightseeing
  • Museum Collections
  • Interactive Exhibits 
  • Gift Shop


  • Does the museum offer public programs?

    Yes. The Museum offers  ongoing public tours, programs and initiatives to promote preservation and celebrate heritage. Thee Save Our African American Treasures project offers presentations and hands-on activities that provide preservation tips for items that document African American history. Also, the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings project invites listeners to explore the oral and musical traditions of African Americans over time.
  • How can I donate to the museum?

    Outright donations can be made directly to The Museum. Also, The Museum accepts pledge commitments. Pledge commitments are gifts paid over one to five years through annual or monthly installments. The Museum also accepts donated objects, such as historical documents, photographs, artifacts, audio recordings, books and visual arts, to share with the visiting public and future generations.

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