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African American Civil War Memorial & Museum

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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1925 Vermont Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4125
U Street Corridor
+1 202-667-2667
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The African American Civil War Museum tells the story of the black regiment that fought on the Union side during the civil war. Their stories are told compellingly. They fought bravely despite encountering numerous challenges and biases. It is a story well worth learning more...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

You need to book in advance online but if you show up at 1:00pm chances are you’ll get a free pass. Amazing tour but you need plenty of time as there is a lot to see. Make sure you see the legendary Jesse Owens.

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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

The statue outside the Metro e trance is attractive and serves to promote the museum, but the interior co tent is disappointing. Museums should have objects and artifacts to tell stories that engage people. Unfortunately, this museum falls short in that realm. On the other...More

Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed June 7, 2018

If you are interested in African American contributions to the Civil war, then I highly suggest you visit this museum. It is loaded with information, and artifacts that are related to the role of AA in the war. A video that is shown is worth...More

Thank jne7299318
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

I feel like I could go to the AfrAm Museum 10x and still come out with something new. My husband, mother, sister, nieces and I spent 4 hours in just the concourse. The museum is a must and I'll be back to explore even more....More

2  Thank astradford
Reviewed May 10, 2018

GO!!! The story told is such an essential and important part of our history. But yet totally forgotten….or hidden. As others have noted, the staff is amazing. What a passionate and committed group. Thank you. We recently took a series of trips in the Deep...More

1  Thank Joseph_Mitchell
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Very informational, learned a lot more things than I would have in class. The place was jam-packed with people but spacious. Bring running shoes, you'll be walking for miles in this place. It's like a maze. Expect to wait long lines to see one exhibit....More

Thank Unisilk
Reviewed April 28, 2018

The museum is fairly low budget. It basically consists of storyboards arranged in partly chronological and partly topical order. Consider it an introduction to a neglected part of Civil War history. I hope it will inspire you to read more deeply about the role of...More

Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed April 11, 2018

I taught Am history in public schools for 10 years but did not know that Af Americans were only 1% of population in north during Civil War but * 10% of Union Army and * 25% of Union Navy Through videos, artifacts and text, this...More

1  Thank Joe N
Reviewed April 8, 2018

The African American Civil War Memorial is across the street from the Museum. The Memorial is just a cylindrical sculpture of African-American sculptures surrounded by the engraved names of thousands of soldiers. The Museum is small. It's one large space that is divided into an...More

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Response from Dinocatlover P | Reviewed this property |
It is located in a residential neighborhood so large crowds shouldn't be a problem.... especially on a week day. I was with a chartered bus group of 50 people on a Friday afternoon and there wasn't a long wait because we... More