WATCH | Inside the latest Smithsonian museum on the Mall in Washington, D.C.
The National Museum of African-American History and Culture will open its doors to the public on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Sitting in the shadow of the Washington Monument, the over 400,000 sq. foot, 8-floor facility has some 3,000 exhibits to view.
Some of the museum's highlighted exhibits include slave shackles, Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves, a Michael Jordan basketball jersey and Chuck Berry's Cadillac.
The museum, which was proposed more than 13 years ago, aims to educate and showcase some of the most iconic moments in African-American history.
There will be 12 inaugural exhibits, divided into three categories: history, community and culture. The museum will be open to the public via timed entry passes.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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