Museum Store

As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will temporarily close to the public starting Monday, November 23. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our website and social media. We appreciate your understanding.

Hours & Location

Wednesday through Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Last entry at 3:30 p.m.

The Museum Store is now open.  Located on the 1st Level in Heritage Hall, the Museum Store has been redesigned to enable social distancing and accepts Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay touchless payment options. The Pop-up store located on Level 3 outside of the Community Galleries is temporarily closed.

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:

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 the Smithsonian Store.

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