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  • Address: 1200 U Street NW, at Vermont Avenue, Washington D.C. 20009, USA
  • Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm. Sat 10am - 2pm
  • Admission: Free

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African-American Civil War Museum Tours

Every museum has a mission, and the African-American Civil War Museum makes the point that for some, the Civil War was about secession versus union, but for others, it was a matter of breaking human bondage.

The museum illustrates their message through a stunning permanent collection of photographs, documents, and some audiovisual programs, which follows African American history from the Civil War through the Civil Rights movement. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Project allows visitor to search for ancestors in databases of black troops, regiments, and battles.

Nearby is the African-American Civil War Memorial. At the center of a granite plaza, the bronze statue of rifle-bearing troops is surrounded on three sides by the Wall of Honor, listing the names of 209,145 black troops who fought in the Union Army, as well as the 7,000 white soldiers who served alongside them. Use the directory to locate individual names within the regiments.

Practical Info

The African-American Civil War Museum is located on U Street, in Columbia Heights, which is northeast from downtown. The neighborhood is accessible via metro and bus, and also is a hub for restaurants and nightlife.

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African-American History City Tour with Reserved Museum Entry, Washington DC, null
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African-American History City Tour with Reserved Museum Entry

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Washington, D.C. has been a center of African-American history and culture since the creation of this “Federal District.” Visit the sites rooted in our ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran, Washington DC, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Design your own tour of Washington, DC, to ensure you visit every must-see location on your wish list. Choose between numerous DC attractions, many of them ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $240.00

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