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About Us

The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. A place that transcends the boundaries of race and culture that divide us, and becomes a lens into a story that unites us all.

Opening September 24, 2016, the museum is under construction on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on a five-acre tract adjacent to the Washington Monument. Until then, we invite you to visit our gallery located on the second floor of the National Museum of American History.

Mission and VisionThis museum seeks to help all Americans remember, and by remembering, this institution will stimulate a dialogue about race and help to foster a spirit of reconciliation and healing. More...

Visit the GallerySee our current exhibition in our gallery at the National Museum of American History.

Programs Learn about our programs to help record, preserve and celebrate the African American experience.

CollectionsNMAAHC collections represent objects collected across the country to tell the stories that make up the African American experience.

Education Education is at the core of our mission, from informal education opportunities to lesson plans for teachers, and professional development.

National Museum of African American History and Culture