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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.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1925 Vermont Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4125
U Street Corridor
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This poignant memorial with its large bronze sculpture honors the some 220,000 African American and Hispanica soldiers and 20,000 black sailors who served the Union during the Civil War. The sculpture was designed by black sculptor, Ed Hamilton, of Louisville, KY. Commissioned by the DC...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is my understanding that the memorial and museum fulfilled a lifelong dream of Dr. Frank Smith, Jr., a four-term member of the D.C. district council, who oversaw the dedication of the African American Civil War Memorial in July 1998, to honor African Americans who...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tom M
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

A meaningful display of the horrific history of slavery, Jim Crow, and American racism. In spite of such hardships this museum documents the fight of freedom by many heroic people.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank alsally1139
Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

I selected this Museum because my husband is interested in military history and I am so happy that I did. The exhibit is not large, but it is jam packed with information that every American should know about the African American heroes who fought for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Alill9
Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

Excellent wonderful site to see, very informative, would definitely recommend. Clean we kept area that gives you a lot of information.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lholt6
Reviewed July 15, 2019

Stopped in about 45 minutes before closing. There is lots to see and learn. I would definitely like to visit again when I can spend more time.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ncsouthpawdiva
Reviewed June 18, 2019

We visited the Museum on a slightly damp Sunday afternoon. The visit lasted just over an hour, including the introductory film. Throughout the time we both learned an enormous amount, and the very positive take on the African American involvement in the civil war was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank holtspa
Reviewed May 18, 2019

Thought I knew everything I possibly could about slavery, but of course I was wrong. Very informative and insightful. Seeing artifacts from the war and official documents was amazing. Glad I happened upon this place as a result of not being able to see the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

As we walk through the small African American Civil War Museum we constantly said I didn't know that to each other. While small there is a huge amount of information presented. We found it to be fascinating. And don't forget to admire the Memorial across...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank cordyroy
Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit while in DC. Heads up- they only do “timed” visits. If possible, do this online ahead of your visit (you can also just do when you arrive but just easier I think to do it before)

Date of experience: May 2019
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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
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