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National Museum of African American History and Culture: Tours & Tickets

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Very comprehensive, even exhausting, time travel through slavery, emancipation, reconstruction and civil rights. A must--although we still aren't there.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The history is vast and wonderful. You can go back again & again & learn something new. The 1-3 history levels are tear jerking, overwhelming in a good way, thought provoking & well done. The museum is laid out very well. So much thought was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TravelPrincess14
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been here a few times and each time is like the first! I recommend starting at the bottom, for whatever reason I started at the top and went down. This resulted in me coming happy and leaving with welted eyes! The gift shop...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank zh33l
Reviewed 2 days ago

First of all I was very impressed by the arrangement of the tour, starting with the beginnen of slavery literally at the bottom and leading the visitor to the top exibitions of current community life and African American involvement in various aspects of life in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Explore20928726187
Reviewed 2 days ago

We lined-up about 1/2 hour before opening. We started in the basement and worked our way up ... just so much to read and see and so emotional. Make sure you take some time to set in the contemplation space and enjoy the fountain. I...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SmilynStef
Reviewed 2 days ago

This excellent museum is long overdue and does not disappoint. They've not missed anything in the development and execution of this museum. One problem: there is too much to take in in one visit, requiring more than one visit (would be nice to live in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AnnDG_12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum is wonderful. It starts from slavary leading to today’s black icons. Some of the information is overwhelming. There is a lot of information in a very small space, so it was hard to take everything in. At times it was very emotional. Emmet...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank halohaven
Reviewed 2 days ago

Outstanding in every way.Should be required visit of all Americans. Was extremely well done and very informative on this ugly side of American history. Even the cafeteria was fabulous. Must ee

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 371j
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had heard this museum was really cool and honestly I had low standards coming in. But, this museum was awesome. The exhibits were excellent. They did a great job incorporating African American culture in various ways from media to sports. They also did a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank anastasiab384
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice museum, lots of written history(something people should have known about) but the artifacts and photos are a good reminder of shameful times in our history.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Danfok2010 | Reviewed this property |
The Afrcan American Smithsonian Museum is free admission. I tried to get the ticket online in advance but failed. So in the early morning on the date I plan to visit, I got up very early to get the ticket in the museum... More
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I didn't see any. I'd assume people bring their own. It is easy enough to get around with them though.
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Response from Halally | Reviewed this property |
If visiting over the weekend, you will have to book online and choose the next available slot, which could be up to an hour. However, there is wifi right outside the museum so you can do everything there. To pass time, you... More
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