U.S. CONGRESSMANALAN LOWENTHALServing California's 47th District


National Museum of African American History and Culture

Location: 1400 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20565
Phone: (844) 750-3012|

As the newest jewel in the Smithsonian Institution's crown, the National Museum of African American History and Culture seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003 and opened to the public on September 24, 2016.

The museum has been extremely popular, making attendance a challenge. PLEASE NOTE the following information about accessing the museum and obtaining tickets:

  • DAILY ACCESS (as of Dec. 19, 2016):
    • The museum will no longer distribute same-day, in-person passes at 9:15 a.m. daily.
    • A limited number of walk-up passes will be available starting at 1 p.m. on weekdays.
    • No walk-up passes will be available on weekends due to high visitation.
    • Same-day, timed passes will be available only through the museum's website, nmaahc.si.edu, beginning at 6:30 a.m. daily.

    • Non-commercial group visits of 10 or more, including student groups, will now be available for scheduling up to one year in advance by visiting nmaahc.si.edu/groups.
    • On Jan. 4, 2017, NMAAHC will issue advance timed passes for April 2017. Advance timed passes will be available online starting at 9 a.m. by visiting nmaahc.si.edu or by calling 866-297-4020. Advance timed passes for May 2017 will be available starting Feb. 1, 2017


Capitol Hill Office

Washington, DC
125 Cannon HOB
(House Office Building)
Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-7924
Fax: (202) 225-7926

Hours: 9am - 6pm EST

District Office

Long Beach
100 W. Broadway
West Tower Suite 600
Long Beach, CA 90802

Phone: (562) 436-3828
Fax: (562) 437-6434

Hours: 9am - 5pm PST

Satellite Office Days and Hours

  • Cypress
    City of Cypress City Hall
    5275 Orange Ave
    Cypress, CA 90630

    Hours: Tuesdays,
    10:00am - 12:30pm

  • Garden Grove
    Garden Grove City Hall
    11222 Acacia Pkwy
    (3rd Floor, Rm. 333)
    Garden Grove, CA 92840

    Hours: Wednesdays,
    2:00pm - 4:30pm

  • Westminster
    Westminster Community Services Building
    8200 Westminster Blvd
    Westminster, CA 92683

    Hours: Wednesdays,
    10:00am - 12:30pm

  • Stanton
    City of Stanton City Hall
    7800 Katella Ave
    Stanton, CA 90680

    Hours: Tuesdays,
    1:30pm - 4:00pm

Please address all mail or correspondence to the Long Beach or Washington, DC offices.