National Museum of African American History and Culture Dedication Ceremony
Due to high demand timed passes to view the new museum will not be available until September for November and December visits. However, there will be a number of activities on the national mall near the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on its opening weekend — Friday, September 23- Sunday, September 25 — including the Outdoor dedication ceremony 9 am Saturday, September 24. Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration is a free, three day festival beginning on Friday and running through Sunday. The festival takes place next door on the Washington Monument grounds, and includes concerts, spoken word, oral-history activities, storytelling and interactive workshops.
If you don’t have a ticket to see the museum opening weekend, look for more cultural activities and historic sites in DC neighborhoods and throughout the Washington metropolitan area.
More information, visit nmaahc.si.edu After the ribbon cutting, the museum will be open 364 days/year (closed Christmas Day).