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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 October 24, 2018 via mobile

Visited with 75 and 80 year old uncle 70 year old mother , 50 year old brother , and 18 year old daugher ,& niece ! This was an eye opening experience !

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

I was on a bus tour and this was not a planned stop. I am so glad that our guide allowed us to stop. An awesome place that shares history that is rarely discussed. Not only does it share the role of African Americans in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

A must see. Small right now but will be moving to larger facility. This is not found on most tours but it is there and worth it. If you love the movie Glory you will love this place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shane W
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We had done a few of the Smithsonian museums before but were pleased to go to this new one on out latest trip. As someone not fro the US we found it interesting, informative and quite moving. It’s been done so well that I think...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GregC968
Reviewed September 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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