A People’s Journey, A Nation’s Story

Welcome to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

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Group Passes are Available.

Passes are available for group visits between April 1 and June 30, 2019.  Passes for group visits between July 1 and September 30 become available at 9:00 a.m. on May 1, 2019.

Group pass options 

Visiting the Museum: Peak Season (March 1 - August 31)

Walk-up to the museum without a pass on weekdays after 1pm. Timed entry passes are required every Saturday and Sunday and for groups of 10 or more. Learn More!

Through the African American Lens

The museum’s 12 inaugural exhibitions focus on broad themes of history, culture and community. These exhibitions have been conceived to help transform visitors’ understanding of American history and culture and to help visitors adapt to and participate in changing definitions of American citizenship, liberty and equality. 

Discover signature objects from the Museum's collection.

The African American experience is the lens through which we understand what it is to be an American.

Lonnie G. Bunch III Founding Director, NMAAHC