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#1 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
I've studied the Holocaust, have advanced degrees in American and Jewish history and have been to many Holocaust museums, including Yad Vashem in Israel.
Other museums, e,g, air and space museum, natural history museum etc. you learn bit and piece of the topic, and sometimes it is hard to connect. the Holocaust Memorial Museum is not, it has a story to tell, and mo...
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#2 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
This is definitely one of the best aviation museums in the world; lot of history and life make you feel really identified with the amazing aviation world, highly recommended for aviation lovers, mandatory point of...
... monuments and memorials, the Cherry Blossom Parade, Holocaust Museum, American History and Natural History Museums, Old Post Office/Trump Clock Tower, and the flight simulator in the Air and Space Museum is th...
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#3 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
This is without doubt one of the best natural history museums in the world, We enjoyed a whole day here on a recent trip to Washington DC, the elephant in the foyer is amazing.
Throughout the many cities I visit, I always love checking out natural history museums, and I am glad I visited this Smithsonian National History Museum.
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#4 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
The well maintained mansion and 25 acre landscaped garden is home to treasures like Fabergé Eggs and a beautiful collection of 18th-century French decorative arts, so although it is separate from the museums of DC...
After spending 2 days touring National museums and monuments, it was time to treat ourselves to a visit of Hillwood, the fabled DC area home of Marjorie Merriweather Post.
#5 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
One of my favorite museums in the WORLD!! Stunning architecture by IM Pei, amazing film program, wonderful family and childrens art programs, stunning permanent collections and fantastic exhibitions, lovely gift s...
This is one of the finest museums in the world for pictorial art, but the National Gallery of Art also has plenty of sculpture, mobiles, furniture, fountains, etc., for the discerning art connoisseur.
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#6 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
This is one of the most enlightening museums I've ever visited, and it is set up masterfully to walk you through the history of slavery, bringing you up to modern times.
An absolute must-see destination in a city packed with great museums and sights.
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#7 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
This is my favorite museum of all the Smithsonian Museums in DC, with a vast array of portraits, from the famous originals of American Presidents to more current popular culture.
The National Portrait Gallery is great to visit as it is less crowded than other museums on the Mall, but has great art and architecture to see.
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#8 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
My favorite museum in DC! Excellent, informative, and interesting exhibits with a little more "modern" flair unlike some of the traditional museums around DC.
most museums and monuments are obviously free in the area and you may feel like you've seen enough museums & monuments to last a lifetime when touring the area, but this is definitely worth the visit and the entra...
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#9 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
Located in the wonderful Dupont Circle area and away from the crowded press of the museums along the Mall, the Phillips is a house museum in the best sense of the term with an amazing collection of contemporary ar...
The Dupont Circle has a great location--a short walk to the Phillips Collection, and near a Metro stop that leads to the National Gallery and Smithsonian Museums.
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#10 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
The museum is beautiful with a thoughtful layout that is easy to navigate (some of the other DC museums can be a tad bit confusing to navigate, and you feel like you miss things).
Attached to the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery, this museum is a gem!! It's like getting two museums for one!
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#11 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
The quality of the displays and interactive experience exceeds most of the Smithsonian Museums, which is amazing.
Exceeded Expectations in a city of iconic museums!
#12 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
Always one of my favorite museums, The Renwick Gallery has just reopened with an amazing show of contemporary installations called Wonder.
It's well worth the detour from larger museums to explore this gem.
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#13 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
2 museums, 1 farmer's market, Teaism tea shop (amazing tea, healthy small meals, baked goods), good shopping, and then this wonderful theater.
Ford's Theatre is within walking distance of the Smithsonian museums, the National Mall and The White House.
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#14 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
The Smithsonian institution museums… all 19 of them… are an amazing complex of curated exhibits, but the National Postal Museum was a breathtaking surprise for me.
Among the numerous Smithsonian museums, the stamp museum is dedicated to the hobby and housed in a gorgeous facility.
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#15 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
It was a welcome break from the crowds at the museums and along the national mall.
On the topmost streets of Georgetown, this former home-turned-Harvard-operated research facility and museum houses an interesting mix of artifacts from the Byzantine era as well as beautiful pieces from south amer...
#16 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
There are so many museums, art galleries, government buildings, national monuments and historic sites to see in Washington, D.C., from one end of the National Mall to the other, from Arlington National Cemetery to...
As a foreigner I always read about the different memorials (which are ALL great by the way) and the Smithsonian museums of Washington DC.
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#17 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
Great change of pace from the very crowded DC museums and landmarks.
Highly recommended for those who enjoy history and/or house museums.
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#18 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
I've visited D.C. many times for many museums but always seemed to miss this place.
Located in a gorgeous, stately neoclassical mansion, this museum has an incredibly beautiful library, a number of well-preserved "period" rooms, plenty of elements to take you back through history and a huge libra...
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#20 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art form the Smithsonian Institution's national museums of Asian Art containing the largest Asian art research library in the country.
This is a peaceful escape from some of the more popular Smithsonian Museums and well worth a visit.
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#21 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
It is also located right across the street from the Phillips Collection - a small fine arts museum worth visiting to see the Renoir's legendary "Luncheon of the Boating Party".
Today, Anderson House houses the Society's national headquarters, an historic house museum and research library.
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#22 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
Really kid friendly as all the US museums and learning centers have been that I've visited, this is a brilliant rainy or hot day destination and you could easily spend hours and hours in here all free of charge!
Allow lots of time to see everything! We've been here before, and love it each time we come; it's our favorite of the Smithsonian Museums in WDC! Be prepared for long security lines to get in!
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#23 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
By much, this is one of Washington's finest museums with great collections, temporary exhibits and excellent tours within the museum.
A great escape as you stroll the national mall and museums!
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#24 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
... and depth, and showcase the accomplishments of women artists of all periods and nationalities who have often been excluded from art history narratives, and whose work can be really hard to find in other museums.
An interesting diversion from much larger museums and collections that may take multiple hours or visits.
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#25 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
You can learn about the history of the Smithsonian Museums, their origins, and it's a beautiful visitor's center equipped with assistance, tours, and maps.
Smithsonian with all its museums and all the exhibits it is an amazing world from nature to space from a beautiful zoo to art.
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#26 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
Like a few other DC museums you take the elevator up and work your way down.
All of the exhibits and the attached museum (as well as Fords Theatre) really contain so much information and artefacts about one of the most famous days in American history.
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#27 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
It's right by the National Archives Metro station and near quite a few good places to eat and other museums.
This is an open space you might catch men in uniform which is always nice to see and You might see a ceremony usually in the mornings the museum is right next door but you must look for it .. Also a good place to...
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#28 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
The temporary exhibitions and permanent exhibits both tend to be well curated to tell a story, and it makes it more important (and less onerous than in many other museums) to take the time to read the explanatory...
The National Museum of African Art began as a private educational institution in 1964 and in 1979 became part of the Smithsonian Institution The museum's collection of traditional African art mostly originated in...
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#29 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
In a city of large museums, it is a unique experience to share the vision Mr. and Mrs. Kreeger brought to their collecting and their intimate life style.
With fantastic personally-curated 19th - 20th century art (and a few 1000 year old Asian sculptures) displayed in a house built to hold them, the Kreeger Museum is a hidden gem in Washington DC.
#30 of 105 Museums in Washington DC
We visited this museum and 5 Smithsonian museums - Natural History, American History, Air and Space, National Portrait Gallery, and National Gallery of Art - my two kids loved this one the most.
We also went to the Crime museum (closing soon), Smithsonian Natural History museum, Smithsonian American History Museum, and Smithsonian Air and Space museums.
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