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Anacostia Community Museum

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Address: 1901 Fort Place SE, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number: 202-357-2700
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Description: A unique museum that develops its exhibits through a community outreach...
A unique museum that develops its exhibits through a community outreach program.
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Pair with Frederick Douglas House

This museum is rarely visited, which is a shame. I paired this together with a visit to the Frederick Douglas house. The exhibits on DC during slavery and emancipation compliment... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is rarely visited, which is a shame. I paired this together with a visit to the Frederick Douglas house. The exhibits on DC during slavery and emancipation compliment the Frederick Douglas house very well. The staff at the museum seemed surprised to see us and were very friendly. This museum is not a 'must do' like the American... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

You really have to go hunting for this local museum that is one of 19 Smithsonian museums. My husband found it biking and brought home the excellent brochure for the current exhibit "How the Civil War Changed Washington." So we went back and spent about 1 1/2 hours walking through this small, but well laid out museum. The exhibit is... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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