The Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is an american jewel. Nearly three years after its long-awaited opening, to gain entry visitors still have to be lucky enough to nab precious advance tickets three months prior to their visit. Of course military and several special designations can gain entry without having to obtain advance tickets.
You need a plan
The museum operation is smooth and well organized. What if you’ve planned your journey, invested a tidy sum to get there and discover something has occurred forcing the museum to close? Although that is a rarity, it did happen during our recent visit on Saturday, August 24, 2019. No doubt Saturday has to be one of the biggest days of the week for attendance. Once we arrived from the Metro eagerly to start our museum journey we were met at the line where you assemble for entry. NMAAHC staff Seymour was gracious under fire as he had to calm the nerves of those also in line who were in disbelief the museum would not open.
The museum will be closed for the remainder of the day today due to an internal power outage. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. You may use your passes to visit the museum any day the museum is open. #NMAAHC
When ordering tickets (online) I would suggest getting a couple of days.
- Once you arrive for your big day BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL!!!! as should something arise you will be contacting from the email you reserved that was used to reserve your ticket.