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No passes needed for African American Museum on weekdays in September

By Peggy McGlone,

It appears the end is in sight for timed passes to Washington’s hottest museum.

Two years after its star-studded opening, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will not require timed passes for visitors on weekdays in September. The month-long reprieve serves as a test for the future, officials said.

Weekend visitors will still need to have the free timed passes.

The museum has welcomed more than 4.5 million visitors since it opened on Sept. 24, 2016, including 1.5 million in the first half of this year. The passes — distributed online in advance and for same-day use — have been used to limit lines to enter, control crowds in the galleries and provide a better museum experience.


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