About the Museum Store

Our museum store is operated and managed in collaboration with Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating division of the Smithsonian Institution. For general questions about store operations and merchandise call (202) 633-6167 or email NMAAHCMuseumStore@si.edu.


Visitors may obtain a Dine and Shop Pass to facilitate museum entry to dine in the Sweet Home Café or shop in the museum store. 


10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Last entry 5:00 p.m.) on days the museum is open to the public

Please note the museum opens at 12:00 PM on Mondays, except those observed as Federal Holidays.


The main store is located in Heritage Hall (L1) and the pop-up store is located on L3 outside of the Community Galleries.

Smithsonian Online Store

A selection of merchandise from the museum is also available online at the Smithsonian Store.

Shop Online

Director Kevin Young's Book titles on sale in the museum store
Photo of NMAAHC items available for sales in the the Museum Store. A display stand contains rows of mugs and shirts on a hanger.
Image of NMAAHC branded t-shirts on display in the museum store
Corona Inspired items on sale in the museum store. Collection includes pendants and charms

Become a Vendor

Thank you for taking an interest in the National Museum of African American History and Culture 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.

Sweet Grass Baskets for sale in the museum store. Images has three baskets and copies of a book for sale.
Image of shirts hanging from a fixture in the museum store. Washington monument is visible in background
Items for sales in the museum store that draw from the cultural expressions exhibition.
image of a fixture in the museum store containing NMAAHC Juneteenth Merchandise
A display of children's books, stuffed animals and t-shirts on display in the museum store.
A selection of textile products on sale in the museum store. Displayed items include books, baskets, artwork and other trinkets.
Image of NMAAHC branded merchandise on display in the museum store
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