Anacostia Community Museum

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Housed in an unprepossessing red-brick building at the top of a hill in the District’s historically black Anacostia neighborhood, this modest museum hosts changing thematic exhibitions spotlighting history, culture and creative expression from an African-American perspective. Exhibits include the 19th-century diary of one-time slave Adam Francis Plummer, who wrote of his foiled plan to escape on the Underground Railroad, and a section on black baseball in segregated DC.

Venue name: Anacostia Community Museum
Address: 1901 Fort Place, SE
at Martin Luther King Jr Avenue
Washington, DC

Opening hours: 10am–5pm daily
Transport: Anacostia Metro then W2, W3 bus
Price: Admission free
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