NMAAHC

About the National Museum of African American History and Culture
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

Directions to the NMAAHC


Passes Available

The NMAAHC has generously made a limited number of passes available for NHD students and families.


Program Available

Curator’s Choice Tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Before the museum opens, NMAAHC staff will take a small group of NHD students and chaperones on a guided tour of exhibit highlights, focusing on the 2019 Triumph & Tragedy in History theme. This tour includes entry to the museum for this day, so participants can stay to explore once the tour concludes. Note: there is no re-entry to the museum once you exit. This program is for both Junior and Senior Division students. It has a capacity of 75 participants.

Time Available
Wednesday, June 13, 8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.