National Museum of African American History and Culture
More Than A Building - A Dream Come True
Getting inside is harder than getting a ticket to Hamilton. It is one of the most keenly anticipated monuments of our time. When timed tickets were first offered up on its website, more than half-a million were claimed in just two hours. So when we tell you that the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture is a must-see, take us at our word. Decades in the making, this stunning architectural wonder sits on the last five acres of the Mall, in the shadow of the Washington Monument. Over four hundred thousand square feet of space on eight floors make this museum twice as big as the new Whitney Museum in New York.
Starting from scratch, and with help from mega donors Oprah Winfrey [$21 million] and financier Robert Smith [$20 million], 40,000 objects now form the museum’s collection and document the tragedy and triumph of the African American experience. At the moment, 3,500 of these objects are on display, scanning the colonial era of slavery to the nation’s first African American president. From freedom fighters to government leaders, from soulful musicians to artistic visionaries, from Olympic gold medalists to literary giants, this eye-opening history is presented in an awe inspiring setting as powerful and dramatic as the stories it contains. Some of the meaningful objects include the shawl of Harriet Tubman, a candy-red Cadillac driven by Chuck Berry, the uneven-bar grips used by Gabby Douglas in the 2012 Olympics, Mohammad Ali’s boxing gloves and on and on and on. Although told through the lens of African American culture, this is really the story that helps us to better understand what it means to be an American. Upsetting and uplifting all at the same time, it has been a long road from dream to reality. You won’t want to miss this amazing journey!!
We’ll fill you in on the 30 not-to-be-missed objects as well as arm you with a route that will maximize your time and insure that you experience the moments of pride and progress displayed in every corner.
We depart at 10:30 am, enjoying a delicious brunch as we travel to D.C. for our ticketed timed entrance to the museum. You will be on your own to go at your own pace until our departure at 5:00 PM. Cold drinks and snacks will be served en route back to Baltimore, with an expected arrival of 6:30 pm.
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Tuesday, August 8 @ $104.00 - SOLD OUT