Location & Hours
The Museum Store is located on the 1st Level in Heritage Hall. A Pop-up store selling limited merchandise is located on Level 3 outside of the Community Galleries.
The store is open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. every day except December 25th. Last entrance to the store is 5:00 p.m. The Museum Store closes promptly at 5:30 p.m.
About the Museum Store
Visitors to the Museum can leave with more than their memories. The Museum Store offers a thoughtful selection of items that all, in their own way, speak to the vision of the Museum. Every age and budget are represented with an assortment of T-shirts, caps, sports balls, jewelry, scarves, bags, ornaments, and books. There are African American dolls, a Gullah Gourmet section, Kwanzaa gifts, and more.
Many of the products reflect the histories woven into the Museum. Quilts from Gee’s Bend, Alabama. Sweetgrass baskets from South Carolina’s Low Country. There are products inspired by the show-stopping hats of Mae Reeves and by the heart-stopping dances of Alvin Ailey. Products showcasing the Museum’s distinctive architectural corona are also available, including some based on lead designer’s David Adjaye’s conceptual drawings.
In many cases, the Smithsonian’s product development team collaborated with the Museum’s curators to create exceptional products. In all cases, the offerings will provide visitors with meaningful keepsakes that enhance the significance of their visit.
Museum Store Vendors
Thank you for taking an interest in the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Museum Store as a vendor, artisan, or supplier. Our Museum Store proudly offers crafts, publications, recordings, and other merchandise that illustrate the richness and diversity of the African American experience.
If you are interested in submitting your craft or product for possible sale, please read the instructions provided in the Vendor Proposal form. Completed forms should be E-mailed to: NMAAHCMuseumStore@si.edu.
Due to the high volume of submissions, we are unable to respond to individual proposals. We will notify you if there is an interest in the product.
Smithsonian Online Store
A selection of merchandise from the Museum is available online at Smithsonian Store.