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Anacostia Community Museum

1901 Fort Place SE, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Ranked #153 of 257 Attractions in Washington DC
Description: A unique museum that develops its exhibits through a community outreach program.
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Clearwater, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Well, we got lost trying to get there ... but it was so worth it! This museum is small compared to others in the Smithsonian system. It is a community museum and certainly has the community feel from the moment you enter. We were greeted upon entering and were told that while there was not a docent available, we should... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I went looking for a piece of the Smithsonian that few have seen. I found it, and understand why. I am not sure what the mission of the museum is (Culture, Nature, Other) and I left thinking that the curators don't either. Overall, the quality of the exhibits was at a level of small city municipal museum. I think that... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This small museum, part of the Smithsonian family, is nestled in The old historic district of D.C. In all the years that we have been traveling to DC, we have never been here. Current exhibit about the reclaiming and revitalization of the Anacostia river....very interesting. Portland could learn a few lessons from this effort. Pluse on the weekends in the... More

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McKinney, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This museum was transferred from the Anacostia museumand the improvement was dynamic. Whoever designed the placement of exhibits did their history.

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