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African American Civil War Memorial & Museum

1925 Vermont Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4125
+1 202-667-2667
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago 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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

2  Thank astradford
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Reviewed 10 May 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

1  Thank Joseph_Mitchell
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Very informational, learned a lot more things than I would have in class. The place was jam-packed with people but spacious. Bring running shoes, you'll be walking for miles in this place. It's like a maze. Expect to wait long lines to see one exhibit....More

Thank Unisilk
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

The museum is fairly low budget. It basically consists of storyboards arranged in partly chronological and partly topical order. Consider it an introduction to a neglected part of Civil War history. I hope it will inspire you to read more deeply about the role of...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I taught Am history in public schools for 10 years but did not know that Af Americans were only 1% of population in north during Civil War but * 10% of Union Army and * 25% of Union Navy Through videos, artifacts and text, this...More

Thank Joe N
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

The African American Civil War Memorial is across the street from the Museum. The Memorial is just a cylindrical sculpture of African-American sculptures surrounded by the engraved names of thousands of soldiers. The Museum is small. It's one large space that is divided into an...More

Thank Brendan S
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The African-American Civil War Museum is a pleasant way to spend about 1.5 hours learning about the contribution of African-Americans to the Union cause in the Civil War. The contribution was enormous, particularly in lives lost, including taking the lead on the front lines of...More

1  Thank NCDoc
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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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