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1901 Fort Place SE, Washington, DC 20020, United States | (202) 633-4820

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A member of the Smithsonian Institution, the Anacostia Community Museum aims to illuminate the urban experience, the shaping of communities, and the history and culture of African American societies. The collections and exhibits here tell the tales of life in local communities, whether it’s the story of a family enslaved on a nearby plantation or a look at how the Civil War changed DC.

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Anacostia Community Museum

A member of the Smithsonian Institution, the Anacostia Community Museum aims to illuminate the urban experience, the shaping of communities, and the history and culture of African American societies. The collections and exhibits here tell the tales of life in local communities, whether it’s the story of a family enslaved on a nearby plantation or a look at how the Civil War changed DC.