African American history museum starts visiting period without pass at every Wednesday of April. The National Museum of African American History and Culture welcomed more than 3.5 visitors since opening in September 2016.
But every Wednesday in April, the museum will let people who walk up enter the museum on a first-come, first-served basis without the pass that other visitors need to enter.
“Walk-Up Wednesdays in April will help us to determine how to manage visitor demand,” said Lonnie Bunch III, the museum’s founding director. We don’t want to disappoint our visitors by reaching capacity and having them wait in long lines for space to become available inside the galleries,” they added.
The highly anticipated museum includes such artifacts as a hymnal that belonged to Harriet Tubman, a dress made by Rosa Parks and a stool from the Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro.
The museum has proved so popular that timed-entry passes are released the first Wednesday of the month for two months ahead. For example, today, reserved timed passes will go online for July.
Same day walk-up or online passes have been available. Visitors can get same-day online passes starting at 6:30 a.m. every day of the week. Walk-up passes are available to visitors starting at 1 p.m. every Monday to Friday.
No same day walk-up passes will be made available online at 6:30 a.m. on those Wednesdays.