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Welcome to the International African American Museum! Advanced timed tickets are required for all visitors. Popular dates and times may be sold out.

To honor the untold stories of the african american journey at one of our country's most sacred sites.

Salon Marronage Featuring Secretary Lonnie Bunch III

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Center For Family History

The Center for Family History (CFH) inspires and helps people to begin their family history journey.

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Welcome to the Center for Family History, a groundbreaking research center dedicated to assisting individuals, like you, reconnect with their family history and ancestors. Whether you are an experienced genealogist or just getting started on your journey, we’re here to help you find connections to your ancestors and discover more of your story.


Follow the North Star: Freedom in the Age of Mobility

'Follow the North Star: Freedom in the Age of Mobility,’ an immersive, multi-media experience that brings to life the vibrant journey towards freedom across the African Diaspora.

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This is a museum where you can create your own experience—from quiet reflection in the African Ancestors Memorial Garden to an immersive, eye-opening tour through our galleries to transformative discoveries in the Center for Family History. Check for updates, read our guidelines, and begin to plan your own journey.

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