The National Museum of African American History and Culture is now open to the public. As we begin a gradual, phased reopening for the museum, we’re putting safety first with enhanced measures in place to ensure the safety and well-being of visitors, volunteers, and staff. Free timed-entry passes are required for entry.
Visiting the Museum
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., except December 25
The museum is closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday each week during the initial reopening phase.
Washington, DC 20560
- All visitors must have a timed-entry pass.
- A limited number of timed-entry passes are available.
- Visitors can reserve timed-entry passes up to 30 days in advance on a rolling basis at 8:00 a.m. EST daily.
- Passes are no longer released three months in advance.
- Same-day timed-entry passes are released at 8:15 a.m. EST daily.
- Visitors can reserve up to six timed-entry passes.
- Timed-entry passes may not be sold or transferred.
Engage with the Museum Online
Explore the Collection
Handkerchief owned by Harriet Tubman, 1870s - early 20th century
Straw hat owned by Rosa Parks, 1960s-1980s
Ivory coat worn by Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on “Scandal,” 2013
White hat used on the show "Scandal", 2013
The African American experience is the lens through which we understand what it is to be an American.Lonnie G. Bunch III Founding Director, NMAAHC