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Anacostia Community Museum

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1901 Fort Pl SE, Washington DC, DC 20020-3230
+1 202-357-2700
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A true community museum

This museum was put together by the community of Anacostia, an African American and POC... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jne7299318
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Pennsylvania
Excellent, Thought Provoking Exhibits

For some reason we were under the impression this museum dealt with the history of Anacostia... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2017
523SM523
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Reno, Nevada
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A unique museum that develops its exhibits through a community outreach program.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
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  • Terrible0%
2 weeks ago
“A true community museum”
Oct 20, 2017
“Excellent, Thought Provoking Exhibits”
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1901 Fort Pl SE, Washington DC, DC 20020-3230
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was put together by the community of Anacostia, an African American and POC neighborhood in D.C. The museum documents events, and activities exclusive to the area and those that live there run the facility. It is amazing what community activism can produce. The...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2017

For some reason we were under the impression this museum dealt with the history of Anacostia. Although it deals with community issues, its breadth is far more extended than its immediate surrounds. It is historical in that its first director set the tone for what...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I moved to SE last year and kept hearing so many wonderful things about the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum. We went on a Saturday afternoon to check out an exhibition on Latino artists. There were only a few other visitors so we...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

Changing exhibits curated by the Smithsonian - On the day I visited, marvelous art produced by Latinx and photos of the artists. Also an in-depth exploration of people-connections between the U.S. and Panama, The quality suggests that if you are in the area, it will...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2016

This past weekend, as a DC resident, I decided to embark on a bucket list of historic places in the area that I had yet to visit despite living in the District for almost 10 years. With company in town, we went first to the...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2016

Visited the museum with a "Meet Up" group, and we had our own docent. She did a superb job sharing the events of the 1960s and early 1970s from a first hand perspective. Normally one would read the information, but she brought it alive. The...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2015

Devoted to Activism & Urban Communities One of their present exhibits, "How the Civil War Changed Washington" was fascinating and is available for viewing until November 15. From this exhibit I learned how the war pushed African Americans into the majority and expanded the city's...More

2  Thank Adventure Diva
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Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Heard about the museum on a local NPR station that was covering Anacostia. The museum is self-guided. I think I would've had a more enjoyable experience if they had something to make the exhibit more interactive, like an app for the phone. The exhibit covered...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2015

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...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2015

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...More

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