We will be closed for day tours on Saturday January 18th due to the Women’s March on Washington. Night tours will operate normally.
We will be closed for day tours of Friday January 24th due to the Annual March for Life. Night tours will operate normally.
Arlington National Cemetery is implementing 100% ID checks at all entrances for guests 16 and over. Visitors 16 and 17 years old may present a school issued identification for entry. Anyone not having ID will be denied entry. If any guest rides over on the Lincoln shuttle and are denied entry to the cemetery, they will not be able to re-board the shuttle.
We ask for your patience as this will create longer than usual delays and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Charles Sumner fought for the abolition of slavery and for the rights of African Americans throughout his career as a United States Senator. Today, people from all over the world can gain an understanding of his efforts at the museum that bears his name. The Charles Sumner Museum and Archives is housed at the historic Charles Sumner School building that was constructed in 1872. It was here that the first high school class of African Americans graduated in 1877.
Visit the museum to see a collection of memorabilia that relates to the public school system in DC and for a variety of art exhibits. The Sumner building itself is a glorious architectural example of the Victorian style structures of the time.