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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
  • Chris R.
    "good look at the contribution"(2 Tips)
    Dave L.
    "New museum, definitely worth checking out!!!"(2 Tips)
    Hannah C.
    "wretched history of slavery and the power and perseverance"(2 Tips)
    Rebecca W.
    "... in order to visit the entire museum."(2 Tips)
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  • 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.
  • Terrell
    TerrellSeptember 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.
  • 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!
  • 4sqSU USA
    4sqSU USASeptember 25, 2016
    Officially opened by President Barack Obama on September 24th, 2016.
    Downvoted Jul 18
  • 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
  • Alex L.
    Alex LumaMarch 4
    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.
    Upvoted Jul 16
  • 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.
  • Jonah
    JonahAugust 11
    An amazing museum full of joy, accomplishment, and sadness. There is so much to see it cannot be done in one go. Even if it's sold out, show up and some kind stranger may give you their extra tickets!
    Upvoted Aug 12
  • Greig R.
    Greig RoselliAugust 12
    The fourth floor houses the museum's cultural artifacts. You can see the Funkadelic mothership and A.J.'s hat from Good Times. I Didn't need advanced tickets to see the museum but the place is packed.
  • 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.
  • Kevin B.
    Immersive, amazing experience. Be prepared to wait in line, but be prepared to learn something new. Will take multiple visits to see entire museum.
  • 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
  • Chris C.
    Tons of information. American history lesson in context, possibly different from how you learned it. We need a second visit!
  • Charlotte S.
    Incredibly heart wrenching overview of African American history so far, culminating in Obama's presidency. An absolute must for all Americans, old and new.
  • Hannah C.
    An amazing journey celebrating the cultural contributions of African Americans, as well as revealing the wretched history of slavery and the power and perseverance of black people over 7 centuries.
  • 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
    Upvoted Aug 12
  • Tanya R.
    Tanya Roy3 weeks ago
    The Museum is Awesome. This should be on everyone's Bucket List....Black People, White People....any race should visit and listen and learn with an open mind....very Humbling.
  • Jeffery J.
    Great History here with a beautiful atmosphere. I highly recommend that you visit this place if you come to Washington DC.
  • Taj B.
    Taj BaileyAugust 11
    Great representation of African American history. Very detailed and covers a lot. Prepare to be there for 3-4 hrs.
  • 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.
  • Raven W.
    One of, if not the greatest history museum ever. The culture is rich and the history will forever be American!
  • Alpheus H.
    Some exhibits were better than others. The overall experience is worth the trip. Our history is on full display and worth the recognition it deserves.
  • Jasmine
    JasmineApril 16
    This will take all day. There's technically 6 floors: 3 above, 3 below ground level. Use the reflection room when the content gets too heavy in the lower floors.
  • Christian B.
    Incredible experience. Don't plan to try to see it all in one day. Start from the ground floor, slowly work your way through. SO much to see.
  • Ann O.
    Awesome! It was so exciting to have a look at all those things owned by my favorite artists.
  • Boon K.
    Boon KohJuly 17
    Same-day tickets available online at 6:30am every day! And if you miss those, wait on the website till 6:50am where some more might be available.
  • Roderick S.
    Amazing quality and in-depth look at the history of the African America culture from 1400-present. The attention to detail is astounding.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Khem S.
    Khem Suthiwan1 week ago
    I really didn't get a proper chance to enjoy the museum. To put it nicely, there were several patrons that made it very difficult to read and examine the details of the exhibits.
  • Maura P.
    Maura PuscheckNovember 18, 2016
    The best museum. You'll want to spend at least one whole day there and get there early!
  • Percy H.
    Percy HolmesAugust 12
    I haven't even gone in yet and I'm a charter member . However, the place is beautiful and so nice necessary.
  • Erica H.
    Erica HallMarch 31
    Everything!! It's the most incredible place ever!! Words can't describe how amazing this place is!!
  • 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.
  • Karina C.
    Karina Campbell2 weeks ago
    Loved every second of this experience. Going back again because it is so much information to retain.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RamirezNovember 5, 2016
    Love it here first time and it's was really good there's so much to see
  • Ilse O.
    Ilse Ortega2 weeks ago
    Start from the underground floors (History) and plan to return for the upper levels!
  • Amanda W.
    Amanda WisecarverDecember 22, 2016
    Amazing place to visit, almost brought me to tears.
  • Rebecca W.
    My favorite museum of all, it was very interesting one really have to spend the whole day in order to visit the entire museum.
  • Daisy
    DaisyApril 25
    Super modern must see museum, great design, surprise at the 3rd floor
  • Alexis S.
    Alexis SmithFebruary 18
    Everything, start at the bottom & work your way up. It is worth it!!!
  • Tommy
    TommyJune 16
    Some of what I seen I have live in that era,it was a part of our history. Racism is wrong,as well as the Jewish experience..
  • Leila B.
    The next date to get passes for November is Wednesday August 2nd at 9 am. Log in to
  • Kiley K.
    Kiley KDecember 9, 2016
    It's cool and has lots of exhibits to see
  • Marc C.
    Marc ClarkeDecember 4, 2016
    Amazing! You have to get here early to avoid being unreal lines!!
  • Irene V.
    Irene VirgoApril 21
    I loved it. Everyone who worked there was so nice and pleasant.
  • Natasha P.
    It's Awesome! Worth the weight of going!
  • Cidomar B.
    Wonderfull building, nice purpose for a new museum.
  • Valerie J.
    This is a awesome experience a must do in two or more days.
  • Douglas A.
    Douglas ArndtMarch 14, 2013
    Great space beautiful art pleasant staff!!!
  • Sirish
    SirishJanuary 21
    Incredible! The highlight of my year.
  • Mia A.
    Mia AndersonOctober 7, 2016
    It's extensive you msy have to visit twice!
  • Jeremy W.
    They give out same-day tickets at 6:30am (sharp!) on the website.
  • Dave L.
    Dave LazApril 10
    New museum, definitely worth checking out!!!
  • heidi l.
    heidi longJuly 18
    Beautiful history lesson for everyone !
  • M. Nannette S.
    M. Nannette StOctober 14, 2016
    Go and take your kids.Historical!
  • Marion
    MarionNovember 18, 2016
    This is a borderline spiritual experience.
  • Malcolm H.
    History, culture, cuisine.
  • Kim V.
    Kim VanderwallApril 6, 2012
    See the exhibit on slavery at Monticello
  • 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.
  • Michelle O.
  • Donna S.
    Donna SuberNovember 21, 2016
  • Kevin B.
    Immersive experience.
  • Kendra L.
    Kendra LeeOctober 7, 2016
    AMAZING place!
  • Lizz W.
    Amazing experience!
  • David W.
    David W.June 9
    It's all good.
  • Alisha W.
    Plan to stay all day
  • Frank A.
    Frank AllenNovember 18, 2016
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