A People’s Journey, A Nation’s Story

Welcome to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

Reopening Information for Visitors
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Visiting the Museum

Open Wednesday through Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., except December 25

The museum is closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday each week during the initial reopening phase.
 
Admission is free. Timed-entry passes are required.
Museum Address
1400 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20560
Ph. 1-844-750-3012
How do I reserve timed-entry passes?
  • 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.

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Make Good the Promises: Reclaiming Reconstruction and Its Legacies

With contributions by leading scholars, and illustrated with 80 images from the exhibition, "Make Good the Promises" shows how Black Lives Matter, #SayHerName, antiracism, and other current movements for repair find inspiration from the lessons of Reconstruction.
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Pinback button for the 1963 March on Washington

Pinback button for the 1963 March on Washington

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Pennant from The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963

Pennant from The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963

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Flier announcing the March on Washington in 1963

Flier announcing the March on Washington in 1963

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Pinback button for the 1963 March on Washington
Pennant from The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
Flier announcing the March on Washington in 1963

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