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African American Civil War Memorial & Museum

102 Reviews

African American Civil War Memorial & Museum

102 Reviews
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1925 Vermont Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4125
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Pamela C wrote a review Jan 2021
Atlanta, Georgia88 contributions107 helpful votes
This was an excellent trip where we visited lots of museums and monuments. We loved seeing the history of our country.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Brianabulls wrote a review Apr 2020
Miami, Florida386 contributions303 helpful votes
The African American Civil War Memorial is a really cool sight. It isn’t just one sided so you can walk around a get multiple views. Surrounding the monument are silver plaques dedicated to African Americans that fought in the war. Our tour guide told us that Michelle Obama found one of her relatives on a plaque.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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worldexplorer53 wrote a review Jan 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana632 contributions344 helpful votes
contrary to a previous review we would say that there is a lot here. the history of the african american role in the civil war is huge. while this museum in no way rivals the smithsonian for grandeur and expense of its exhibits, there is still a powerful lesson of history to be learned. the "living history" actor posing as a member of an african american army regular was fun as he showed us the use of the arms of that unit and answered questions. allow about 1 hour. there is no entry fee.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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amymcg wrote a review Oct 2019
Market Lavington, United Kingdom18 contributions33 helpful votes
This museum is absolutely fantastic. My second visit, it didn’t fail to disappoint. My children are 10 and found it really interesting. It’s particularly poignant on the lower floors, so the contemplation court is perfect to sit and reflect. The upper floors bring so much joy. The cafe is excellent, the staff are fab.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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HonestMcHonest wrote a review Oct 2019
Denver, Colorado969 contributions407 helpful votes
This is not part of the Smithsonian - it is basically nothing more than a bunch of posters - there are few if any original artifacts.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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