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Explore this 142-acre site dedicated to telling the inspiring story of the life and times of Benjamin Banneker, often considered the first African American man of science. Exhibits chronicle Banneker’s contributions as a largely self-taught mathematician, astronomer, almanac writer, surveyor, abolition advocate and naturalist during the late 1700s. The exhibits, programs and park have something for you whether your interest is history, astronomy, cultural activities, hiking or nature and conservation.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday through Saturday

Park Hours:
Open daily sunrise to sunset