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“An out of the way museum worth a side trip”

African American Civil War Memorial & Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 29 April 2012

The museum does a fantastic job of putting the involvement of Af-Am's in the US Civil War into context so the complex and compelling story is more easily understood. If you are fortunate enough to talk with Hari Jones, you are in for a treat. His passion for and in-depth knowledge of this subject is inspiring. Plan where you are going to park if driving since the area has very limited parking.

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Reviewed 25 March 2012

This is the tiniest museum I have ever seen. Don't bring kids there, this just a maze of panels on which tones of texts are written. Even for yourself, I think you'll need a guide.

3  Thank SFresh118
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

It's disappointing to know Washington DC has a wealth of African American artifacts and history found no where else. History should be properly shown, but not in a small and confining space. The museum deserves a better space!

2  Thank ChakChel
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

First of all, the memorial and the museum are separate. To get the full experience, go to the museum first--across the street from the Metro exit. Hari Jones gives a rousing and fact-filled lecture on the African-American presence in the Civil War. Call ahead to see when he's speaking or to ask if you can book a meeting with him because he sets the stage better than any exhibit could. Then wander through the colorful and well-detailed exhibition. Between the artifacts and the stories, the Civil War will become a whole new part of history. Then head across the street to the moving memorial. I wouldn't have quite appreciated one without the other, but with both, my mind has been blown, and the kids I was with learned more than at any other place we went.

3  Thank Anisoj
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Reviewed 29 March 2010

To see the African American Civil War Memorial, take Metro (either the green or yellow line) to the U Street/Cardozo/African American Civil War Memorial Stop. Exit the station at 10th Street and you will be right at the memorial. The statue isn't very big but very well detailed and very moving. There is an outdoor area to sit. It's definitely worth a visit, as is the U Street Corridor itself.

5  Thank SueFee
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