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Part of the Smithsonian Institution that concentrates on crafts and objects from the sub-Saharan region of Africa.
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1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20560-0007
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were checking out the museums along the National Mall and my wife chose to check out the Museum of African Art. It consists of 3 floors if I remember correctly. The space is well used and there is no shortage of beautiful works of...More

Thank Sonofbaldo
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This museum, together with the Sackler Gallery, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Freer Gallery, the American Indian Museum and the Postal Museum, is, in my opinion, one of the least attended museums in Washington DC and I would guess in the USA. Generally people aim at...More

Thank Lou-Pukamerouka
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Think Smithsonian and you think crowds - vast parties of schoolchildren running round the Air & Space or Natural History buildings. But here's a forgotten, overlooked, neglected and - as a result - wonderful alternative. It looks like nothing from the outside, because all its...More

Thank PUMBRIDGE
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Smithsonian seem to be a Hallmark, for Good quality museums in the states as someone who live outside America I take note of these things, and many of the best museums I’ve been to has this name Attached to it, in a few different states....More

Thank Lloyd M
Reviewed 8 July 2018

In DC for a 5-day visit in June 2018, I decided to revisit this museum after about 10 years. It is as charming as ever - small, well done. Two special exhibitions drew my eye: art of the Swahili cultures, and a short independent film...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 24 June 2018

I think this is a beautiful museum, I've visted many times. Most, essentially all, of the exhibits are underground so the place is easily (and undeservedly) overlooked. The pieces are displayed with an awareness and respect that brings out the essence of the object and...More

Thank kaioatey
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Located in the garden of the Smithsonian Castle lies this hidden gem of a museum. From the outside it looks rather small, but that is deceiving once you get inside and discover another world with tunnels that lead to large spaces demonstrating different aspects of...More

Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Located behind the Smithsonian Castle is this hidden museum. Three levels below ground with some of the most stunning exhibits I have seen! Attached our only 10 of some of what I saw but add this on to your list!!

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I was invited to a fundraising cocktail party here so I was limited to the access of the museum. But we were treated to a small area of exhibits. The museum is a tribe of art and history of African art.

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Satisfying collection of art. Interesting and educational. Reasonable prices in the gift shop. Glad I visited.

Thank alisone97
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Tyrone W
13 January 2017|
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Response from Carolyn K | Reviewed this property |
The museum is on the National Mall. There are many hotels in Northwest DC that aren't terribly far from the Mall. I suggest you search for hotels on this site and locate them on the map in relation to the National Mall. You... More
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Ashanti S
26 October 2016|
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Response from Elaine W | Reviewed this property |
There's no time date pass necessary at this museum. However there may be a wait time at the new Museum of African American Culture and history
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