The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the first and only national museum dedicated entirely to the African American experience. The latest museum of the Smithsonian Institution, it opened on September 24, 2016. The museum houses more than 36,000 artifacts and features exhibits on African and African American culture and contributions to arts and music, the military, athletics and more. The museum is free to visit, but you must obtain a timed entry ticket. Visit the museum’s website to reserve your pass.