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National Museum of African American History and Culture To Offer Timed-Entry Passes for October Wednesday, July 11

July 10, 2018
Credit: Alan Karchmer

Following Walk-Up Weekdays in September, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has announced the release of advance timed-entry passes for October 2018 to be distributed Wednesday, July 11, at 9 a.m. EDT. Advance timed-entry passes are issued on the first Wednesday of each month. Due to the Independence Day holiday, the release of timed-entry passes for October was postponed to the following week. The museum will continue to offer same-day options for museum entry:

  • Same-Day Online: Same-day timed-entry passes are available online beginning at 6:30 a.m. EDT daily until they run out. Visitors may obtain up to four (4) same-day passes per order. Same-day passes are not available via phone.
  • Walk-Up Passes: A limited number of walk-up passes are available starting at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Madison Drive entry to the museum. No walk-up passes will be available on weekends due to high visitation. More information on how to obtain passes can be found at
About the National Museum of African American History and Culture  
          The National Museum of African American History and Culture has welcomed more than 3.5 million visitors since opening Sept. 24, 2016, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Occupying a prominent location next to the Washington Monument, the nearly 400,000-square-foot museum is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive cultural destination devoted exclusively to exploring, documenting and showcasing the African American story and its impact on American and world history. For more information about the museum, visit, follow @NMAAHC on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat—or call Smithsonian information at (202) 633-1000.
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Jermaine House    (202) 633-9495;

La Fleur Paysour   (202) 633-4761;




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