The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is located at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW on the National Mall. The four-level museum opened on Sept. 24, 2016, becoming the only national museum solely dedicated to the documentation of African American life, history and culture. The Smithsonian Institution’s 19th museum is also an architectural marvel and features numerous interactive exhibits.
Admission to the museum is free, but has been in extremely high demand since the facility opened its doors. Timed passes are required to enter. Same-day passes (up to four) are available online beginning at 6:30 a.m. until they run out, while walk-up passes (one per person) are available at 1 p.m. on weekdays. Advance timed entry passes are released monthly. For full details, please visit this page.
The museum is open every day of the year except Dec. 25. Its hours are 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The easiest way to get there is via Metrorail or the DC Circulator. The closest Metro stop is Federal Triangle on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines. The DC Circulator’s National Mall route is your best bus option, and it will be easy to continue your exploration of the National Mall afterwards. The facility is handicap-accessible.
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