Affordable Hotel near the National Museum of African American History & Culture
Washington, D.C. boasts one of the world’s great collections of museums, among the finest and most important of which is the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The institution—which opened in 2016 in a celebration attended by Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States—documents the history, culture, and contributions of the African-American community. The collections and exhibitions compose a truly precious repository of American heritage.
Internationally Significant Collections
The museum’s treatment of slavery and segregation illuminates some of the darkest strands of U.S. history, while the “Musical Crossroads” exhibition—which includes such artifacts as Louis Armstrong’s trumpet, Chuck Berry’s shiny red Cadillac, and one of guitarslinger Jimi Hendrix’s vests—reveals creative visionaries and musical styles that have touched people all around the world.
Other remarkable items at the National Museum of African American History and Culture include personal items owned by Harriet Tubman, Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves, and one of writer James Baldwin’s inkwells.
Hotel Accommodations in Alexandria, Virginia Close to D.C.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture tells some incredible stories: difficult ones, inspiring ones, and many that are a combination thereof. It’s a museum every American should make an effort to visit. When you stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express Alexandria – Fort Belvoir, you’ll be taking advantage of excellent and affordable hotel accommodations within easy reach of this national treasure.