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African American Civil War Memorial & Museum

Address: 1925 Vermont, Ave, NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Upper Northwest)
Phone Number: 202-667-2667
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Ranked #111 of 243 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The African-American Civil War Museum and Memorial was created to tell the story and pay tribute...
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Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The African-American Civil War Museum and Memorial was created to tell the story and pay tribute to African-Americans who fought in the Civil War.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

There is a lot of reading history from slavery in the states to the civil war and some on the civil rights movement. If you have small children some of the information may be disturbing. Also check in at the information desk and ask for the activity sheet for kids. This will make it more interesting. Just a few artifacts,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Family oral history says that my great grandfather left with the army and never returned. I have been researching this information for several years. I now know that my great grandfather did leave with General T. Sherman's Army in March, 1865. He was one of the 500 volunteers from South Carolina who followed and joined the Union Army at Goldsboro,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
45 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The African American Civil War Memorial and Museum are situated at the heart of the 1960's riot and is very easy to get there by bus or by metro subway (metro is recommended). The War Memorial is right on the entrance of the Metro (U and 10), and museum is a very small place tugged in between two buildings behind... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My family and I went to this alleged place of learning and sharing experiences, times, pictures, etc..., I saw nothing more than how horrible the white man is and how bad the whites treated the blacks. Please do not visit this ignorant monument to how bad all whites are and how noble the blacks were during the civil war. This... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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184 reviews 184 reviews
84 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This museum reads like a 6th grade history textbook. Most of the concentration of this museum is on slavery itself and the civil war with only a small section being dedicated to African American troops and even that section lacks much detail. This museum is a lot of reading and the facts stated are obvious. There is very little detail... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

As a novice subway rider, I was glad that the memorial and museum was at the top of the subway station. The museum is well organized and although there is limited space, the staff has developed exhibits for an informative display.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I could not believe the amount of facts that were contained in this space. We will visit it again to learn more about the contributions made about African Americans. We highly recommend a visit or two!

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Dallas, Texas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The museum housed a lot of unknown information not taught in public school. There was a lot to read and alot to absorb in one visit. For those who are visually impaired it would be nice if the establishment offered audio devices. Since the place is small in comparison to other museums in the city , a tour guide is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

When I was there, there was a talk given by one of the curators. Oh, how animated he is and gave a lively talk. The area is small but filled with interesting pictures, stories & items. I really enjoyed visiting it. It's just across the street from the northern U Street Metro Station. The African American Civil War Statue is... More 

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Midland City, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We made the trip up to U Street to see the memorial & then eat at Ben's Chili Bowl. Ben's was a bust as they only accepted cash sadly to say. The memorial is discrete, but further shows how much true & important detail is omitted from our hiSTORYs. This aspect though is just as important as any relative to... More 

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