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African American Civil War Memorial & Museum

Neighborhood: U Street Corridor
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Address: 1925 Vermont, Ave, NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: 202-667-2667
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: The African-American Civil War Museum and Memorial was created to tell...
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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Nice memorial

This is a mice memorial to the African Americans who died in the Civil War. It's up on U Street, so not walking distance from downtown, but right next to the U Street Metro stop!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

As a history buff this memorial located in the U Corridor of Washington DC is different in the sense that it is right as you come out of the Metro station U Street in a plaza. Surrounded by some interesting cafes and restaurants including across the street a local favorite, Ooohs and Ahs Soul Food. The Memorial is beautiful and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a mice memorial to the African Americans who died in the Civil War. It's up on U Street, so not walking distance from downtown, but right next to the U Street Metro stop!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We had stopped at the memorial before, but never had visited the museum until a recent trip to DC. We were pleased by the amount of information shared in such a small place! Quite informative and moving. There were several videos playing throughout the displays but it wasn't convenient to take in more than a few minutes of each because... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Right outside the U/12th Street Metro is the memorial. Less than a block away is the museum. It does not really stand out and you need to walk though like an alley or something to get to the entrance. Set up in chronological order, it shows the history of African Americans back to the time when they first came to... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Worth the time to travel up here. A very well laid out museum, many things to read. Very informative. Loved all the actual artifacts from the Civil War.

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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Great great great!! Didn't know it existed.. Great location.. Ppl were dressed up in uniforms of the civil war. Exhibits were so informative.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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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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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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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Address: 1925 Vermont, Ave, NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
Phone Number: 202-667-2667
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor

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