Basic Information

1925 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington , DC 20001

The memorial is located at the corner of Vermont Avenue, 10th St, and U Street NW, near the U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station.

Always Open

The African American Civil War Memorial is always open to the public. There are no Rangers on duty at this site (except for special events). The United States Park Police are on duty 24 hours a day.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

Washington DC gets to see all four seasons. Humidity will make the temps feel hotter in summer and colder in winter. Spring (March - May) Temp: Average high is 65.5 degrees with a low of 46.5 degrees Summer (June - August) Temp: Average high is 86 degrees with a low of 68.5 degrees Fall (September - November) Temp: Average high is 68 degrees with a low of 51.5 degrees Winter (December - February) Temp: Average high is 45 degrees with a low of 30 degrees (Source: www.usclimatedata.com)

Entrance Fees:

No Entrance Fee - $0.00

No Entrance Fee to enter park site.

Entrance Passes:

No Passes - $0.00

No Passes

 

Welcome to the African American Civil War Memorial, a unit of National Mall and Memorial Parks. The memorial is situated in the historic U Street neighborhood of Washington, D.C. a focal point of African American history and culture.

The African American Civil War Memorial is the only national memorial to honor the contributions of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and sailors during the Civil War. Inscribed on the Wall of Honor are the names of more than 185,000 black soldiers and sailors and 7,000 white officers who bravely fought the forces tearing the union apart. The centerpiece of the memorial is the Spirit of Freedom statue, a bronze statue depicting three infantrymen and a sailor defending freedom.

 
Map of the Memorial Location

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Directions
The memorial is located at the corner of Vermont Avenue, 10th St, and U Street NW, near the U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station.

The address is 1925 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001.

GPS Coordinates: 38.916554, -77.025977
 
Sunset at the Memorial

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Hours and Seasons
The Memorial is outdoors and open 24 hours a day.

African American Civil War Museum staffing and visiting hours

 
Visitors biking in front of Washington Monument
Ranger-led bike tour.

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Things To Do
The African American Civil War Memorial is a self-guided experience.

Visit our Calendar of Events pages to discover a wide of array of activities from paddle boats and bike tours to nighttime walks with a park ranger.

Or visit Nearby Attractions!

Last updated: March 4, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024

Phone:

(202) 426-6841

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