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Anacostia Museum - Smithsonian Institution

1901 Fort Place, S. E.
Washington, D C

Phone: 202-357-1300 -- 202-357-2700
TTY: 202 357 1729

Statement of Purpose:

Collection, study, and exhibition of African American history and culture.

Highlights & Collections:

The Anacostia Museum is surrounded by parkland in a community setting in southeast Washington.

Featured are programs and exhibitions that emphasize the contributions of African Americans to the history and culture of our country, focusing on Washington, D.C., and the Upper South (Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia).

Highlights: African American history and art exhibitions, education and interpretive programs.

Anniversary Event: "Juneteenth" features storytelling in its various forms as the theme for an annual outdoor festival commemorating the freeing of Texas slaves in 1865. June 15, noon to 5 PM.

Exhibits & Special Events:

See web site at or call Smithsonian Information for a previsit packet, which includes a list of updated temporary exhibitions.


Admission & Directions:


Take the Green Line to Anacostia Metro Station; transfer to W-l or W-2 bus, which stop in front of the museum.

By car, take 395 N to 295 S to Martin Luther King Avenue exit; turn left on Morris Road; it becomes Erie Street, then Fort Place.



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