A Boutique Hotel near the African American Museum
Located on the beautiful National Mall the National Museum of African American History & Culture, part of the Smithsonian Institution's array of museums is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life and culture.
Stay at West End part of the Georgetown Collection, and enjoy all-access to the National Museum of African American History & Culture as well as all the Smithsonian's fascinating and interactive museums. Relax in your boutique suite accommodation with a spacious living room for you and your family to wind down in after a day of cultural exploration. Both West End part of the Georgetown Collection and National Museum of African American History is just a five-minute walk from Metro Station for your traveling convenience.
Introduction to the African-American Museum
Established in 2003 the National Museum of African American History and Culture was created in the effort to highlight the contributions of African Americans. With its grand opening September 24, 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture became the nineteenth museum in the Smithsonian Institue. This beautiful museum is home to more than 36,000 artifacts and now has over 100,000 members contributing to its growth.
The NMAAHC does offer same-day walk-up passes, but due to high demand, it is highly recommended to reserve a timed pass in advance.
What to See at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture
See the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment at the museum's incredible Slavery and Freedom exhibit. In this exhibit, you'll also see items like Harriet Tubman’s shawl to help illustrate how freedom was achieved in a political and economic system dictated by slavery.
The impact black culture has had on American music is profound, and the Musical Crossroads exhibit tells the story of African American music from early traditions through the blues to rock and roll and hip hop. As you explore the exhibit, you'll see Chuck Berry's 1973 Cadillac, a Jimi Hendrix vest, Public Enemy's S1W Uniform, and more!
While the NMAAHC's detailed chronicles of slavery, emancipation, and reconstruction provide an enlightening historical backdrop, the A Changing America exhibit gives context for today's political and cultural landscape. The exhibition covers the last 50 years of American life, featuring everything from historic moments in time like the Yes We Can movement, the assassination of Dr. King, the evolution of hip hop, and the emergence of #BlackLivesMatter.
1400 Constitution Ave NW | 1.5 Miles from West End part of the Georgetown Collection
Boutique Accommodations, Just Minutes from the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Make West End part of the Georgetown Collection your home away from home. With unparalelled service, spacious suite style rooms, and access to the NMAAHC, and other Smithsonian Institute museums, you'll also enjoy:
- An Apartment-Style Suite
- Living Room with a Separate Bedroom
- Italian Marble Bathroom with Luxe Bath Products
- Free, Fast, and Reliable WiFi
- In-Suite Refrigerator and Microwave
- Breakfast Available Each Morning
- In-Suite Coffee and Tea Maker
- Fax, Copy, and Printing Services
- Safe-Deposit Box
- Spacious Work Desk with Ample Ports & Plugs
Just Blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro
West End part of the Georgetown Collection is a quick, five-minute walk from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station. With access to the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines, the Metro will bring you to the National Mall and beyond to visit the Smithsonian Institution's world-class museums. Most museums are less than a ten-minute train ride from the Foggy Bottom Metro Station. Once you hop off the train, you'll be a quick walk from boundless opportunities to education, inspiration, and awe!
Uber & Lyft to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture
Don't feel like taking the train? Lyfts and Ubers are plentiful in West End and will get you to most museums in less than ten minutes. Rideshares to Smithsonian Museums on the National Mall typically cost $5.00 to $8.00 each way.