Not everyone knows that thousands of African Americans, mostly slaves, fought during the Civil War. This modestly sized museum displays old photographs, maps, letters, and inventories, along with ankle shackles worn by slaves and other artifacts accompanied by text to tell the stories of the United States Colored Troops and the African-American involvement in the American Civil War. Walk across the street to view the African American Civil War Memorial. A semicircular Wall of Honor curves behind the sculpture; etched into the stone are the names of the 209,145 United States Colored Troops who served in the Civil War.
Washington, D.C.› Attraction
African American Civil War Memorial and Museum
1925 Vermont Ave. NW (at 10th St.; in the Grimke Building)
Our Rating Neighborhood U & 14th Street Corridors Hours Mon–Fri 10am–6:30pm; Sat 10am–4pm; Sun noon–4pm Transportation Metro: U St./Cardozo (10th St. exit) Phone 202/667-2667 Prices Free admission Web site African American Civil War Memorial and Museum
Map1925 Vermont Ave. NW Washington, D.C.
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