National Museum of African Art

The National Museum of African Art is in Washington, D.C., United States. The museum is one of nineteen under the side of the Smithsonian Institution. It begin in 1964 and it actually is at the Frederick Douglass House in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

In 1979 the museum was moved over to the Smithsonian and shifted to the National Mall. It opened up in its current location, as one of two institutions, designed generally underground, in the quadrangle complex regarding the Smithsonian Institution Building in 1987.


Arriving and Parking at National Museum of African Art

Vehicles displaying the international symbol of accessibility may park in the designated parking spaces on Jefferson Drive. Metered parking is also available on Independence Avenue.

The main entrance to the museum, located on Independence Avenue near the gate to the Enid A. Haupt Garden, is design to accommodate visitors in wheelchairs and with strollers. All levels of the museum are accessible by elevator.


Exhibition Materials at National Museum of African Art

Exhibition materials in audiocassette, computer diskette and large-print formats are available on request at the information desk. To request a hands-on object gallery tour, call 202.633.4646 (voice) at least two weeks prior to your visit.

National Museum of African Art Fees


National Museum of African Art Timings

10.00a.m. – 05:30p.m.
Except December 25.

National Museum of African Art Location

950 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20560
Phone Number: 202.633.4600
Fax Number: 202.357.4879
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