Anacostia Community Museum

What is the Anacostia Community Museum?

The Anacostia Museum focuses on the African American community in South East Washington, DC. Located in the Anacostia neighborhood across the Anacostia River from DC's Capitol Hill, the museum brings the Smithsonian Institution to the Anacostia community, by sharing the community's history and culture, and enriching with educational outreach events.

What Highlights can be found at the Anacostia Community Museum?

The museum has frequent exhibits which focus on the community and its african American roots. The one permanent exhibit is Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the District of Columbia, which takes a look at segregated baseball in the nation's capital. For a current listing, see the museum's listing of current exhibitions.

When is the Anacostia Community Museum Open?

  • The Smithsonian Institution's Museums are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed December 25

Where is the Anacostia Community Museum?

The Anacostia Community Museum is located in the Anacostia neighborhood, in South East Washington, D.C. It is accessible by the W2 and W3 Metrobus lines which stop at Anacostia Station (Green Line), or by car.

What does it cost to visit the Anacostia Community Museum?

As with other Smithsonian Institution museums and galleries, there is no cost for admission to the Anacostia Community Museum.

Where can I learn more about the National Museum of the American Indian?

Learn more at



10am - 5:00pm daily, except December 25




1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, DC 20020

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