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National Museum of African American History and Culture

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National Museum of African American History and Culture

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African-American History Tour with Reserved Museum Entry
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DC's History of Slavery Tour
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Washington DC Monuments by Moonlight Tour by Trolley

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Washington DC looks spectacular when lit up at night, so make the most of your time in the city by going on an evening tour on an open-air trolley. Going on an organized tour saves time working out local public transport, and means you can learn along the way through guide commentary. Tick off lots of top landmarks such as the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, the Washington Memorial, and more.
$45.00 per adult
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Face P wrote a review Sep 2020
36 contributions5 helpful votes
Very disappointed with the lay out of the museum. I’m also very disappointed with some of the content that’s within. When you go to the Holocaust Museum, you step off the elevator and you’re blasted with this image of burning bodies. There’s a reason why this is an image you see when you first step into the museum. They want you to think about the time the place the people. The African American Museum is extremely politically correct. It’s very user-friendly. The museum lays out as if African-Americans willfully and joyfully came to America. However, that was not the case. That first floor should have shown boats that hundreds of slaves were packed like animals and suffering crowded together. It should have shown burning bodies hanging from trees while people smiled along with children laughing and playing as if this was an every day event which probably was. But no...they have Juke and jive stuff in the first floors. Of course they have sports they have music, hip-hop, dance, and shoes, etc. However, African-Americans are so much more than that. It could’ve shown more of the inventions that are used today that African-Americans have created. It could mentioned the HeLa cell that is the reason for all the vaccines available today and tomorrow. Even though the bottom floors do display some topics, I wonder why they’re on the bottom floors where some people may not even look to see what’s below. It’s almost like they’re hiding it. That for me is the reason why I give it as a one star. The building is beautiful but I didn’t come to look at a building, I’m looking for the contents within. Hiding the past, ignoring the past, justifying the past is what bought us today backwards and in chaos. My thought is to go and check it out because it’s free and you might learn something. I did enjoy it. I was just very disappointed with the whole layout of the museum as I said before and before.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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James M wrote a review Sep 2020
45 contributions22 helpful votes
Almost impossible to get tickets directly. The museum website /ipix says no tickets are available into 2022.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Ask_NMAAHC, Visitor and Guest Services at National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Good Afternoon JamesM12497, Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience with NMAAHC. We apologize if we did not meet your expectations, and appreciate you taking the time to share your concerns with the pass process. To clarify, in order to obtain passes, individuals can schedule their visits up to 30 days in advance. Passes are released throughout each day beginning at 11am, Passes are no longer released three months in advance. Sincerely, Visitor and Guest Services National Museum of African American History and Culture
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worktotravel14 wrote a review Sep 2020
Arlington, VA990 contributions143 helpful votes
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I actually can't believe that I've never posted a review of the National Museum of African American of History and Culture. I am a member and its one of the most meaningful buildings that stands on the national mall. As I like to say, it took them a hundred years to get the museum built, so they decided to build 10 museums worth of museum. History AND culture, this museum uplifts and celebrates all that it means to be African American in the united states. It of course starts with the origins of slavery and then builds from there to tell the story of modern-day Black excellence. If you start on the bottom, you take a haunting elevator ride down through the centuries and made your way up through the centuries. It's up 2, 3, 4 floors are about exploration of family heritage, art, music, and African American shaping of overall U.S. culture. There are so many things to say about this outstanding museum. On this visit, I was savoring a New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration for members and was able to take in a special exhibit on World War I soldiers that told such deep and storied history of Black patriotism in the face of domestic terrorism and extra-judicial killing. Thanks to all who make every visit extraordinary. I am so proud of what this is. One of the last visits before the museum closed its door to COVID-19
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Claire H wrote a review Jul 2020
Casselberry, Florida44 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a museum that needs multiple visits. We went and saw so much and learned so much. Definitely need to go back pick a floor and move slowly through it. Interesting exhibits and very necessary to supplement the current curriculum of American History in K-12.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Naina-Damani wrote a review May 2020
London, United Kingdom686 contributions125 helpful votes
A museum that seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience. The sections are dedicated to specific topics relevant to African American history and culture.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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