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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.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
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  • 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 3 weeks ago

At this museum, you will learn how Black People (African Americans) were a major asset in the armed forces that make up the strengths of these UNITED STATES. Except in the Civil war between the north and the south, black people, 10% on land and...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

I had to visit the African-American Civil War Museum and Memorial. Why? Well, my great-great-great grandfather Addison Level fought in the 9th Regiment of the colored Heavy Artillery Regiment! I walked away feeling like, "Yeah, my family put skin in this game!" Other than my...More

Thank RoadlessWandering
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

While in DC with another couple, a friend of ours took us to this little known museum. It is located away from the other museums but worth the few minutes drive. Not many people are aware of the contributions African American slaves and free men...More

Thank PEteacher1950
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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 18 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 25 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 18 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 1 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
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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!