African American Civil War Memorial
1925 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, 20001

Phone: 202-667-2667

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Exit the Metro at Vermont Avenue and you'll be confronted with Ed Hamilton's powerful The Spirit of Freedom sculpture dedicated to Black Civil War troops. This bold memorial stands in the center of a granite-paved plaza encircled by a wall honoring the names of 209,145 United States Colored Troops who served in the Civil War.

After seeing this memorial, you'll want to visit The African American Civil War Memorial Museum located in the historic Grimke Building at 1925 Vermont Avenue, NW, directly across the street from the Memorial. Exhibits such as Slavery to Freedom present the African American's heroic and largely unknown struggle for freedom using photographs, documents, and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment.

Visitors are welcome to use the Descendants Registry to trace their lineage from the United States Colored Troops and to search online for a soldier using the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Names Index.

Museum Hours:

Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday 10 am - 2 pm



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