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African American Civil War Memorial & Museum

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Address: 1925 Vermont, Ave, NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
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+1 202-667-2667
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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The African-American Civil War Museum and Memorial was created to tell the...

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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Worth traveling to see if you're in DC

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 I never had any sense of proportion of the magnitude of their sacrifice. Seeing all... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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Navarre, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 Some primary historical documents on view.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 museum is currently the only one I am aware of that focuses on the role... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Travelergirl998
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 part of every history-buff's and ordinary tourists itinerary! Visitors from all over the world were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 either. Museum closes at 5:00, so we were only able to cover 1 1/4 out... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 has been neglected in the past.

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Thank mark f
Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

we really enjoyed the African American Memorial. recommended. whilst there are so many memorials to visit, this one and other non major ones, are well worth the effort to visit.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

The role of African Americans in the Civil War has been minimally covered. The Memorial has a wall behind it engraved with the name of the African Americans who fought in the war. The memorial statue stands across the street from the museum. Entry fee is by donation. When I was there, a very informed young man was dressed in... More 

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