Adventures written by the VAMONDE Team
Open since just 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is the newest of the Smithsonian museums on the National Mall. It has quickly become one of the most popular, with 8,000 visitors a day taking in its fascinating exhibitions. Check out this story about the Museum on "CBS This Morning."
The museum's exhibitions cover a wide range of topics. "Making a Way Out of No Way" features personal stories of African Americans who have made great strides in business, education, religion, and activism. "Slavery and Freedom" traces the history of slavery from 15th Century Africa and Europe to the emancipation of the slaves and the struggle for freedom after the Civil War. Other exhibitions explore the great impact African Americans have had in art, music, and sports.
As with all other Smithsonian museums, admission is free. It is open daily from 10 AM to 5:30 PM, 364 days a year closed only on Christmas Day. Please note that given the museum's high attendance, timed passes are required during peak times and seasons. Please check the link below for additional information.
The museum's Sweet Home Cafe offers a taste of African-American cooking from the various regions of the country. It's open daily from 11AM-5PM and lunch is served until 3PM. Offerings include po boys, cornbread, gumbo, and more!