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African American Civil War Memorial


African American Civil War Memorial

1925 Vermont Avenue NW, 20001, DC

Honoring the African-American soldiers who fought during the U.S. Civil War, this memorial statue is located at the corner of 10th Street and U Street. The 9-foot statue was completed in 1997 and became a part of the National Mall and Memorial Parks within the National Park Service and children can earn a Junior Ranger badge by inquiring about the statue through the National Mall and Memorial Parks office.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Vivid and comprehensive presentation of an important story

by Juliette P

The African American Civil War Museum pieces together a story that was totally invisible at the time of of the centenary of the CIvil War in the early 1960s. Whilst it is a small...
Small but excellent museum

by WHMeg

So you thought you knew your Civil War history? Think again! Across from a monument to those African Americans who served — and the number may astound you as you see the thousands of names…