The National Museum of African American History and Culture: Great offer for entire April
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is rather popular among tourists. Since its opening, more than 3.5 million guests have visited it. Until now, to be acquainted with the culture of these countries you should get timed entry passes beforehand. However, this museum has declared Walk-Up Wednesdays for the whole April 2018. It means that people with no entry passes can visit this place on first-served basis. Those, who have already obtained reserved passes, will have priority entry.
Some facts about African-American museum
The National Museum is the nineteenth in the complex of the Smithsonian Institution – one of the world’s leading research and educational centers. The museum was designed by David Adjaye, a contemporary Ghanaian British architect.
The National Mall is the largest cultural complex. It is also called “the face of America”. The monument to George Washington and most of the Smithsonian museums are located here. Here is also the first in the country center dedicated exclusively to the African Americans culture.
The museum has 5 floors and 60% of the space is underground. The building contains huge exhibition areas, administrative premises, a theater and storage.
The appearance of the museum symbolizes its purpose. The crown shape is often found in the culture of both Africa and America. The authors of the project have decided to emphasize the long and strong relationship of these two cultures in such a way.
There are more than 36,000 exhibits over an area of almost 8,000 square meters. Memory of the times of slavery: chains, wagons with plates “only for white guys”, wrecks of a ship carrying slaves. Here you can also observe exhibits of another level: the Louis Armstrong trumpet, Chuck Berry’s red Cadillac and other evidence of the contribution of African Americans to the culture of the United States.