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Anacostia Community Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

This venue is a hidden gem of DC and the Anacostia community. We took the metro (green line... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Out of the Way

This museum is out of the way but what a great view of DC from the top of the hill! It is a small... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
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A unique museum that develops its exhibits through a community outreach program.
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1901 Fort Pl SE, Washington DC, DC 20020-3230
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

The Annacostia Community Museum is Smithsonian-branded, but unlike other Smithsonians, you can see everything here in about an hour. There are rotating exhibits rather than a permanent collection. One small gallery contained a few dozen photos of activities on the Anacostia River. The main exhibit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

This venue is a hidden gem of DC and the Anacostia community. We took the metro (green line - anacostia) which took us to the depot. There, we hopped on a bus which took us right to the museum. The current primary exhibit is "A...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

This museum is out of the way but what a great view of DC from the top of the hill! It is a small museum. There is an exhibit there now about 5 neighborhoods in DC that were changed by urban development. It was really...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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

Date of experience: March 2017
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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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank EspaBets
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

Date of experience: January 2016
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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

Date of experience: September 2015
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