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The National Museum of African American History & Culture is the latest addition to the many museums operated by the Smithsonian Institute. This museum celebrates the rich and colorful history and culture of the African American people.

National Museum of African American History & Culture

One of the newest and most popular museums in the Washington DC area is the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The museum is part of the growing Smithsonian Institute and is located at the west end of the National Mall. Because of its popularity, the NMAAHC requires a ticket for entry. For decades there has been a demand for a museum to honor the many who have fought for freedom and equality for all men and women in the United States. Finally, that cry has been answered.

The museum gives an in-depth look into the lives of African Americans from the earliest days of our history until modern times. The struggles and the triumphs are all on display in a host of exhibits and displays.

You will want to spend hours here as you experience what life has been like for millions. You will laugh and you will cry as you explore this multi-floor museum and all it has to offer.

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Important Facts

Every visitor to the NMAAHC must have an entry ticket, regardless of age. The Museum goes down four sub-floors below the main floor. The lower floors of the museum are dedicated to African American History, beginning in 1400. The upper floors explore areas of culture. The NMAAHC has become one of the most-visited museums in the United States. The museum is open every day from 10 am until 5:30 pm. It also offers a Restaurant and Gift Shop for your convenience. Group Passes to the NMAAHC are only available through tour operators like Tour Washington DC. There is a list of items that are not allowed in the museum. Here is the List The National Museum of African American History and Culture does make changes to its exhibits from time to time. Be sure to check for what exhibits are being displayed at