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National Museum of African American History and Culture

1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20560-0007
+1 844-750-3012
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20560-0007
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Reviewed today

There's still a long waiting line for this (have to reserve your free tix ahead of time, with a limited number of walk-up tix available -- not sure when it'll shift to purely walk-ins) but it's well worth the wait. Really cool architecture and exhibit...More

Thank Sean H
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Reviewed yesterday

Pretty sure I set a world record for longest museum visit. I spent a full six hours at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. I'll admit, I relaxed into it. Explored three levels and took a lunch break which consisted of fried...More

Thank Cheketa D
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Reviewed yesterday

This trip was planned around visiting NMAAHC but we couldn't get the 3-months in advance tickets. I tried the 6:30 AM same day ticket option and got tickets! Spent all day traveling through this museum and gift shop. Well worth the wait! Well worth the...More

Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It took me months to get tickets. There is so much to see and learn and absorb. The sugar bowl and the ship are very powerful exhibits. You will walk away from this exhibit with an understanding of American slavery and how it was so...More

3  Thank Susan T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much history that it has taken me 2 trips to see 2/3 of the museum. I will return in October to complete my tour of this extraordinary museum. I will go again and again until I tour every inch of it!! Well...More

1  Thank Chicqueta B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an awe inspiring tribute to African Americans. They showed artifacts from slavery to current events. Some brought back happy old school memories and others exhibits brought tears. They even included a restaurant downstairs just in case you needed refreshments. Bring your walking shoes...More

4  Thank Sabrina P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been waiting years for this new Smithsonian to be finished and had high expectations...and it certainly has lived up to those expectations! It is well-organized and keeps people moving forward, rather than all over. Start in the basement and walk through the history...More

3  Thank 602sethh
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Reviewed 5 days ago

this is another good addition to the mall and worth a couple hours of your time. It is next to Washington monument, so easy access.

Thank James W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I would suggest that a visit to the museum be an absolute priority. I wish I would have had two days to visit so that I could participate in all of the interactive opportunities offered.

1  Thank H P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We got up early to get day of tickets to this museum and it was well worth it. The content and history were exceptional. The only downside is there is SO much content that it's hard to see it all, especially with the crowds.

2  Thank Karen T
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Ask_NMAAHC, Owner at National Museum of African American History and Culture, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience with NMAAHC and submitting a review. Sincerely, NMAAHC Visitor Services

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Manny D
July 19, 2018|
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Response from gcoleman110 | Reviewed this property |
It is not an African Museum....an African American Museum so that could be the answer. There is a separate Smithsonian Museum of African History though I don't know if it covers Cabo Verde. However the museum has many... More
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Desiree M
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Robert's W | Reviewed this property |
We went online and got passes so i don't know about first responders!
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Germanator66
July 12, 2018|
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Response from Ask_NMAAHC | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we have Walk-Up Passes: A limited number of walk-up passes are available Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. No walk-up passes will be available on weekends or holidays due to high visitation
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