What you need to know: National Museum of African American History & Culture opening day

More than 150,000 visitors are expected to attend the opening on Sept. 24.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - More than 150,000 visitors are expected to go to the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Tickets to get inside the museum for the opening weekend are already sold out. However, President Barack Obama’s opening remarks will be live-streamed on screens set up around the National Mall.

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For those who have tickets, Metro will be one of the best ways to get to the museum. The African American Civil War Museum will also take people back and forth. It’s important to show up to the museum tour on time, officials said, so plan accordingly.

In addition to the museum tour, there will be a number of events and watch parties surrounding the opening. More information on those can be found here.

A free three-day festival will take place from Friday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 25, to celebrate the museum’s opening. Full festival details can be found here.


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