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The National Museum of African American History and Culture was established in 2003 by an Act of Congress, making it the 19th Smithsonian Institution museum. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history, and culture. It will open September 24, 2016.
Opening September 24, 2016. Until then, we invite you to visit our Gallery located on the second floor of the National Museum of American History.
Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture Welcome Center to learn about our programs, exhibitions, collections, and the building design.