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African American Civil War Memorial and Museum

1925 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001, USA  | More on: Fort Wagner » | Fort Stevens »

This national monument is the "first" national memorial to the 209,145 African-American soldiers and their 7, 000 white officers who fought in the American Civil War from 1862 to 1865. The monument features sculptor Ed Hamilton's Spirit of Freedom Memorial. The names of the soldiers are engraved on plaques, placed on curved walls behind the sculpture. The museum interprets the African American experience in the Civil War.


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Located at the U Street/ African American Civil War Memorial Cardozo Metro station on the Green Line, at the intersection of U Street and Vermont Avenue NW. Exit the metro station at 10th and U St. NW.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, gift shop, guided tour.

Regular Events

May, Memorial Day Ceremony; November, Veterans Day ceremony; descendent meetings monthly, first Saturday every month.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee



Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M., Saturday: 10:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M., Sunday: 12:00 P.M. - 4:00P.M. Closed: Monday except for appointments.



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