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Anacostia Community Museum

Address: 1901 Fort Place SE, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number: 202-357-2700
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Ranked #148 of 243 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: A unique museum that develops its exhibits through a community outreach program.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A unique museum that develops its exhibits through a community outreach program.

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a small museum focusing around the African-American community, but the exhibits speak to all Americans. The staff was friendly and informative. If you find yourself with an hour to do something off the beaten track in DC stop by this museum- it wont take long!

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Clearwater, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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43 reviews 43 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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