No extra tickets to African American museum for now

WASHINGTON — The National Museum of African American History and Culture’s plans to increase the limited number of walk-up tickets that are available each morning are now on hold for the foreseeable future, according to a Smithsonian Institution spokeswoman.

Those plans are “still in the works” and officials are now not sure when the number of daily walk-up tickets might be expanded, Linda St. Thomas told WTOP in an email.

However, showing up in person is still your best bet for getting into the museum if you don’t already have a ticket.

Free, timed-entry tickets into NMAAHC on the National Mall are all claimed through March of 2017. Chances to get tickets for April through June 2017 should be announced soon.

A limited number of same-day tickets are made available at the museum each morning beginning at 9:15 a.m. The line for that forms on the Constitution Avenue side of the building.

Kristi King

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