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National Museum of African American History and Culture

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Avoid the stress of renting a car and navigating on your own on this bus tour of Washington DC. A guide provides entertaining historical context, as you pass more than 50 of the city’s iconic landmarks, including the White House, Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial, and National Mall. Unlike most city bus tours, a small group size ensures you have the guide's full attention for questions and comments.
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M G wrote a review Jan. 2021
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I don’t usually post reviews but last summer I went to that Museum and how to say in one word that it was STUNNING, there’s no such word to express my feeling ! Exploring the African-American story was extraordinary. The kids fully understood it and enjoyed learning ( Wow 🤦🏽‍♀️). Many costums, animations, pictures that retrace the story of the United States. Anyways I totally recommend to visit this Museum ( that’s what I’ve been doing for months to my beloved one 😅)
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Paul_GHR wrote a review Jan. 2021
Bordeaux, France1 contribution2 helpful votes
A few days ago, I visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and that was one of the best visit I have never done! With its magnificent modern design and pronounced architecture, you have to see this museum at least once in your life. Moreover, I have learnt many information and facts about the history of Black Americans and the Civil Rights Movement. Each element tells us a part of the fight of the black community, the consequences for their live conditions, the leaders of different movements... Also, the fact that each elder can talk and tell their stories is very lively! I recommend this place!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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bigwawao wrote a review Dec. 2020
New York City, New York8,908 contributions274 helpful votes
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Hi!. I was here sometime ago before corona. Just found my review. I am sure that aside from corona precautions, the museum is just the same as when I first visited it. Don't know how it is now but when I went there, there was no tips telling me how to do the museum. What I did was go up and work my way down. I agree with other posters that it is best to start from the bottom as it shows the black experience in America from the beginning. Nice to end at the reflecting pool to reflect on what you have just witnessed. Then go upstairs to see the current contribution they have given to our country. From sports- Michael Jordan- to Music- the Temptations- and everything in between. And don't forget the olympian who put Hitler's showcase olympics to shame. For those with a bent for history, a must go even once in your lifetime. However you must go with an open mind. It is very compelling. The exhibits are like in a maze. They could be better laid out. I spent the morning at the Holocaust Museum and the afternoon here and I could say you can actually see the difference in the layout. Holocaust was better. Timewise it depends on how long you would spend on the exhibits. I'd say I spent close to 3 hours there.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Dear bigwawao, Thank you for visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture and providing your feedback. We appreciate your enthusiasm for the museum and passion for African American history. We thank you for sharing your personal experience visiting the museum and hope you plan to return! Thank you for visiting and submitting a review. Sincerely, Visitor and Guest Services National Museum of African American History and Culture
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smiller324 wrote a review Nov. 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana35 contributions50 helpful votes
The first time I visited this museum was right after it was completed and my second time going back, they continue to amaze me! Incredible!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Dear smiller62700, Thank you for visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture and providing your feedback. We appreciate your enthusiasm for the museum and passion for African American history. We thank you for sharing your personal experience visiting the museum and hope you plan to return! Thank you for visiting and submitting a review. Sincerely, Visitor and Guest Services National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Kathy C wrote a review Nov. 2020
Los Angeles100 contributions87 helpful votes
This museum remains so popular that in ordinary times you need to reserve admission several MONTHS in advance. Now you can reserve up to 30 days out and you need to go online and reserve admission in the morning 30 days out in order to be sure you can get in. It has an incredible collection of artifacts that bring you into the culture of accomplished African Americans and gives you remarkable insight into their lives outside of the activities that brought them fame.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Dear Kathy C, Thank you for visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture and providing your feedback. We appreciate your enthusiasm for the museum and passion for African American history. We thank you for sharing your personal experience visiting the museum and hope you plan to return! Thank you for visiting and submitting a review. Sincerely, Visitor and Guest Services National Museum of African American History and Culture
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