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“Well done small museum on African Americans' role in Civil War history”

African American Civil War Memorial & Museum
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$240.00*
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Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran
Ranked #123 of 430 things to do in Washington DC
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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517 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“Well done small museum on African Americans' role in Civil War history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Very nicely presented exhibits, convenient closing at 630PM most days, only steps from U Street Metro Station. A historian was giving an extended talk on achievements of Af-American Union soldiers, quite fascinating, so check in advance to time your visit for one of these presentations.

Visited October 2013
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korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Interesting and a lot of reading”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

The museum focuses on the Civil War but starts with the beginning of slavery in the New World and goes until the Civil Rights movement. Although there are some artifacts, pictures, and videos, most of the museum is reading. I found some interesting things. I would recommend it, but only if you've seen most of the other museums in D.C.

Visited July 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Was closed for construction”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

After taking a long metro ride and then following an incorrect address, we finally located the Memorial and it was closed for construction. It was very disappointing, so hopefully it will be open on my next visit to Washington, D.C.

Visited May 2013
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Redondo Beach, California
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“Needed More Time....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

The museum is small but houses a wealth of information. I am a sponge when it comes to learning and absorbing anything relaing to American History and this museum was the perfect place for me. Please visit the museum which is easily accessible by subway.

Visited May 2013
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Newport News, Virginia
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“NOTHING LIKE HISTORY”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

They had a historian who gave a presentation before your toured the museum. This made it much easier to understand what you were about to see. It was very informative and educational. Highly recommend that children as well as young adults visit to help keep history alive.

Visited May 2013
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