History and Social Studies

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Anacostia Community Museum

Anacostia Community Museum's exhibitions focus on a range of topics and issues facing urban communities today. The creative use of museum collections, exhibit design, and innovative interpretive methods acknowledges audience diversity and encourages visitors to think critically about exhibition subject matter. 1901 Fort Place SE, Washington, DC 20020. Tel: 202-633-4820. Cost:Free.... More Info

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African American Civil War Memorial & Museum

The education programs allow students to explore the causes and consequences of the Civil War, the formation of the United States Colored Troops, and the path to equality and justice for Americans of African descent in the United States. 1925 Vermont Ave NW, Washington DC 20001. Tel: 202-667-2667. Cost: Free.

Fondo Del Sol Visual Arts Center

See the collection of Pre-Columbian, Santero, Latino, Caribbean, and African-American art. Exhibits offer groups an alternative art history that reflects the demographic changes occurring in the United States. 2112 R St. NW, Washington, DC 20008. Tel: 202-483-2777. Cost: Free.

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Walk the halls of Cedar Hill, home of the famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Tour tickets are available by reservation or on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis. 1411 W Street SE, Washington, DC 20020. Tel: 202-426-5961. Cost: Fee.

Howard University Gallery of Art

2455 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20059. 202-806-7070. The collection at the Howard University Gallery of Art include artifacts of Alain Locke, the esteemed philosopher; the encyclopedia collection of African artifacts; Renaissance and Baroque Paintings; and European prints from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Cost: Free.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

1400 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004. 202-633-1000. The National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a place where all Americans can learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how it helped us shape this nation. Cost: Free.