African American Civil War Memorial and Museum

Description And Comments

Added more recently to the U Street Corridor is the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum found at 1925 Vermont Avenue. This museum was opened in 1999 to honor the United States Colored Troops by telling their stories through photos, documents, and presentations. These soldiers who fought for freedom during the Civil War are also the focus of a memorial in the street in front of the museum. This sculpture and the Wall of Honor lists the names of the known United States Colored Troops, all 209,145 of them. The museum is free to the public and open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Sunday from noon to 4:00 pm.


1925 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, D.C.
U Street
U Street

Tue-Fri 10am-6:30pm; Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 12pm-4pm