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African American Civil War Memorial & Museum

1925 Vermont, Ave, NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
+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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1925 Vermont, Ave, NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
U Street Corridor
+1 202-667-2667
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a small museum but it is PACKED with information. The museum and its curator detail the nuances and critically points that led to freedom for American slaves and the "birth" of the Nation. I am a student of history and I learned so...More

Thank Fabdiva1
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a wonderful museum. During our visit on Sunday, we were greeted by Marquette Milton, the historic interpreter for the museum. A third generation DC native, Marquette provided us with a great introduction to the museum by explaining the details of his uniform, and...More

1  Thank Nicolette M
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I think all white Americans need to go see this memorial and museum. From our history lessons we often only get a small glimpse of the sacrifices black Americans made to secure their freedom and keep the country united. While I knew former slaves fought...More

3  Thank sms74
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

A 'must see' museum in DC. A treasure house for all! A significant documentation of several decades in the history of Western Civilization!

Thank padatik2014
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

AA soldier interpreter greets you and is quite knowledgeable. Some primary historical documents on view. I like the pictures of elected AA during reconstruction and the Medal of Honor recipients ( you will be surprised and there are a lot of untold stories here!) This...More

1  Thank dkorwood
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This memorial was beautifully made and occupies a crowded corner of a popular social hang out. I wish is was better maintained and contained more explanation

Thank Travelergirl998
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

This museum should be a part of EVERY historical Washington DC tour itinerary! This is a hidden historical gem that is eye opening, educational and narrated perfectly by a period actor in AUTHENTIC Civil War attire! This museum is a MUST-SEE that should be a...More

3  Thank Dinocatlover P
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

A must when in DC. We were able to get same day tix standing in line. They gave out 300. Don't know if that's usual. Our times were for 3:00 pm, but we were able to get in at 2:15. Don't know if that's usual...More

2  Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The museum does a great job of presenting the role of African Americans in the Civil War and the memorial is good. The museum is well curated, accessible and well laid out. It provides information and an overview of a history that to some extent...More

2  Thank mark f
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This small but information-packed museum will appeal to anyone with an interest in Black history or in U.S. Civil War history. Exhibits and artifacts. Free. A little off the beaten path but worth the time.

3  Thank 286solotraveler
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Hi, how long is the wait to get into this attraction. Thinking of driving from NY. Planning to get into DC by 1PM or 2PM. Would that be too late to get tickets/entry?
6 March 2017|
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Response from padatik2014 | Reviewed this property |
We were lucky and got ours without waiting. A week day works better, with Spring breaks etc coming up some days may be busier than others. Enjoy the trip. Good luck!