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National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of African American History and Culture

History Museum and Museum
Northwest Washington, Washington
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  • Devonta
    "... and completing the narrative of African Americans in America. A journey..."(2 Tips)
    Chris R.
    "Take the whole day and absorb it all."(2 Tips)
    Hannah L.
    "limited number of same-day tickets available every morning"(2 Tips)
    Stacey
    "a must-see for everyone and the view from the terrace can't be beat."(2 Tips)
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  • 4sqSU USA
    4sqSU USASeptember 25, 2016
    Officially opened by President Barack Obama on September 24th, 2016.
    Upvoted Feb 10
  • Devonta
    DevontaSeptember 27, 2016
    Redefining and completing the narrative of African Americans in America. A journey that will take more than a few visit to fully see everything. A beautiful dedication to our culture.
    Upvoted Jan 6
  • Terrell (.
    Terrell (Bartholomew)September 23, 2016
    You'll need more than one day to take it all in. Trust me. But, it is the most amazing museum I've ever been to.
  • Oliver L.
    Oliver LewisJune 10, 2016
    The architecture, views of DC from within, space design all combine to make this a pleasant and peaceful yet commanding environment.
  • Charlie-Mike
    Charlie-MikeFebruary 9
    The Culture floor was the best... it took me back to my child/teen years and I danced a little. It was packed though and some of the areas with video were hard to appreciate with the noise of others
  • Hannah L.
    Hannah LuddyJanuary 11
    You could spend weeks here! Tickets are booked up right now, but there are limited number of same-day tickets available every morning online at 6:30. Well worth it!
  • Alex L.
    Alex Luma3 weeks ago
    Within my first visit to this museum, this has become my favorite museum to visit. There are tons of great exhibits to see, digest and experience. I definitely plan to go back and see what I missed.
  • Viaggiatrice
    ViaggiatriceFebruary 5
    Knowing there are waits on weekends, I decided to ask if I could get in -- and they let me in! The woman at the door said she had extra spots to give away. So it's worth asking -- just have a plan B.
  • Gelly B.
    Gelly BNovember 29, 2016
    I had to queue early in the morning to get a ticket (limited number given in the morning). A lot of material to read, a nice tribute to the African American culture. I would like to see more on arts.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsJanuary 19
    Take the whole day and absorb it all. From the history of the slave trade, through the civil war and civil rights era including a good look at the contribution of African Americans through the years.
  • Stacey
    StaceyJune 7, 2016
    gorgeous space, inside and out. a must-see for everyone and the view from the terrace can't be beat.
  • Claude H.
    Claude HarrisonFebruary 10
    While the museum experience best begins below floors, that can be a 30 minute to 2 hour wait. See some of the galleries upstairs first.
  • Jae W.
    Jae WatkinsSeptember 23, 2016
    This museum is well designed and a beautiful addition to the Smithsonian area of D.C.
  • Karen J.
    Karen JohnsonFebruary 26
    Great historical exhibits. Also, the cuisine in the restaurant serves yummy soul food.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Liz C.
    Liz Caselli-MechaelSeptember 30, 2016
    The basement levels follow a narrative structure of African-American history, while the upper levels are more short-stories on cultural impact
  • Marcella H.
    Marcella HayesDecember 20, 2016
    Be prepared for the crowd and don't expect to see everything in one day. There's too to see. Plan to come back for a second or third visit to take it all in!
  • The White House
    The White HouseFebruary 23, 2012
    President Obama delivered remarks during the groundbreaking ceremony for the future Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Read more
  • Vegletta L.
    You cannot visit all to see here in one day. You need at least a week. I didn't want to leave. So much to learn and absorb.
  • Clay V.
    Clay VickersJanuary 6
    Bring comfortable shoes. You're going to want to explore and read and learn and experience for a long time.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamirezNovember 5, 2016
    Love it here first time and it's was really good there's so much to see
  • Duly F.
    Duly FernándezOctober 3, 2016
    If you're planning a trip to D.C., make sure to get tickets in advance (online) for this extraordinary museum.
  • Maura P.
    Maura PuscheckNovember 18, 2016
    The best museum. You'll want to spend at least one whole day there and get there early!
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerJanuary 30
    Absolutely staggering amount of content at this cultural museum. Start in the bottom basement, make your way back to Ground. Then go to floor 4, then back to the ground.
  • Alexis S.
    Alexis SmithFebruary 18
    Everything, start at the bottom & work your way up. It is worth it!!!
  • Marc C.
    Marc ClarkeDecember 4, 2016
    Amazing! You have to get here early to avoid being unreal lines!!
  • Amanda W.
    Amanda WisecarverDecember 22, 2016
    Amazing place to visit, almost brought me to tears.
  • Douglas A.
    Douglas ArndtMarch 14, 2013
    Great space beautiful art pleasant staff!!!
  • Sirish
    SirishJanuary 21
    Incredible! The highlight of my year.
  • Kiley K.
    Kiley KDecember 9, 2016
    It's cool and has lots of exhibits to see
  • Mia A.
    Mia AndersonOctober 7, 2016
    It's extensive you msy have to visit twice!
  • M. Nannette S.
    M. Nannette StOctober 14, 2016
    Go and take your kids.Historical!
  • Marion
    MarionNovember 18, 2016
    This is a borderline spiritual experience.
  • Terrance A.
    Terrance AFebruary 10
    The museum was great it's about time!
  • David W.
    David WeathersbyOctober 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    So happy that this exist.
  • Donna S.
    Donna SuberNovember 21, 2016
    Unforgettable!!
  • Kendra L.
    Kendra LeeOctober 7, 2016
    AMAZING place!
  • Kim V.
    Kim VanderwallApril 6, 2012
    See the exhibit on slavery at Monticello
  • Frank A.
    Frank AllenNovember 18, 2016
    Awesome!!!!!!!
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