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National Museum of African American History and Culture

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.

Dedication Ceremony Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Following the dedication ceremony, the museum will be open to the public Saturday, Sept. 24, 1 p.m.–6 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.–midnight.

Timed passes are required for entrance into the museum and will continue indefinitely. Beginning Saturday, Aug. 27, at 9 a.m. EDT, timed passes will be available through the museum’s website ( There will be no same-day walk-up passes available Sept. 24 or Sept. 25.

Admission is FREE

15th and Constitution Ave., NW

Exhibitions currently on view at the National Museum of American History
Second Floor, East Wing
14th and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

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