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National Museum of African American History and Culture

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20560-0007
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Reviewed yesterday

As so many reviews have indicated, this a museum not to be missed. It is a powerful historical and social showcase. Everything is so well done from start to finish. They have assembled an amazing set of exhibit items.

Thank FuzzyBeaver
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were there for 3 hours and did not have enough time to go through the entire museum. It was also emotionally draining and I would not recommend this for young children. You can go on-line to get tickets - they are free- but good...More

Thank Destination790716
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is cool! But you need tickets (free, just timed entry) -- they do this to help with crowd control. They do have same-day tickets available at 6:30 a.m. -- be on time, they sell out FAST! The top floor is very cool -...More

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a 2:30pm ticket which did not allow for enough time to tour this magnificent museum. I went to the lower level exhibits from slavery up to the election of Barack Obama, touching, observing, witnessing and reading through to the most painful periods of...More

1  Thank Marion B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited this museum 5 times, and STILL haven't completed the tour. There's so much to see and learn, that one visit is never enough. Be sure to stop in at the Sweet Home Café for some regional cuisines. Although a bit pricey, like all...More

1  Thank Vella H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would suggest that this not be your first place to learn about Black history as you might find it a bit overwhelming. They have done a great job covering this most interesting history. Not sure I would take younger children there though as it...More

Thank GeraldineLady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent Thanksgiving Day...allow plenty of time...you’re going to need it...so much to see,read, feel in this invaluable compendium of African American experiences...much to admire, so much to lament...powerful and beautifully made

1  Thank pegmoro1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great addition to the National Mall and a strikingly beautiful museum with great exhibits. You will learn a lot about African culture and influences on our history and the setting could not be better. Arrange tickets in advance because this museum is hard...More

1  Thank markltennis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very fortunate to get same day tickets. This museum is laid out perfectly and very easy to navigate. We participated in a docent led tour of the art floor which was extremely beneficial. We were there for 3+ hours and would have spent...More

2  Thank Harvey C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything from the architecture to the exhibits to the gift shop took my breath away on this visit. This museum is more than just a series of galleries, it is a cultural, social, historical and ethnic experience that teaches us about ourselves, all of us,...More

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November 25, 2018|
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Response from Ny E | Reviewed this property |
Across from the front main entrance about 1/2 a block is indoor parking at the US Customs and Border Protection building. Our was inexpensive and close.
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November 23, 2018|
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Response from W8LT3R | Reviewed this property |
From the museums website FAQ Do children require timed passes? Each visitor requires a pass. Adults need to obtain free timed passes for all small children and infants. Timed passes help us account for the time necessary to... More
November 15, 2018|
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Response from delgadot | Reviewed this property |
No ID needed. The tickets are free you just have to go online to reserve your date and time. Just a side note the tickets were three months out when I got them over the summer.