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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Address: 1200 U Street NW, at Vermont Avenue, Washington D.C. 20009, USA
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Hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm. Sat 10am - 2pm
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Admission: Free
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African-American History City Tour with Reserved Museum Entry

Immerse yourself in the history of African-American culture in the United States during this 4-hour history excursion in the Nation’s Capital. Follow the path of the first African-Americans at Jamestown through the Civil Rights movement, checking out key sites like Howard University, the vibrant neighborhood of LeDriot Park, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the M.L.K. Memorial, plus much more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$89.00
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Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran

Delve into the nation’s military history with a twenty-year Navy veteran as your guide on a private tour. Choose from an extensive list of museums, monuments, memorials, battlefields, cemeteries, and even the Pentagon (90 day advanced notice required) on an exclusive tour of Washington, DC and surrounding areas. Get unmatched insights and history and spend the day walking through the pages of a real life history book.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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US$240.00
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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