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.
The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesday and open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m, except Dec. 25. Free timed-entry passes are required for entry.
Emancipation and Educating the Newly Freed
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