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Arlington National Cemetery requires a 100% ID Check with no exceptions:
All US guest must provide a State or Government Issued picture ID. Visitors 16 and 17 may present a valid school ID.
All foreign guest must present a PASSPORT. Foreign ID Cards will not be accepted.
If you ride the Shuttle over from the Lincoln Memorial without proper ID, you will be denied entry into the Cemetery and you must provide your own transportation back to the Lincoln Memorial.
For security reasons, we will not be allowed to pick you back up on Memorial Drive.
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Charles Sumner Museum and Archives

open Mon-Fri: 10am - 5pm Free
charles sumner museum in Washington DC

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.

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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.

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