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National Museum of American History

1400 Constitution Ave NW, Between 12th and 14th Street, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 844-750-3012
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One of the Smithsonian museums along the Mall, this one has more than 3 million artifacts in its collection—from gowns to locomotives—that reflect and preserve a record of America’s past.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1400 Constitution Ave NW, Between 12th and 14th Street, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a fun experience ! So much to learn about and to see. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

Thank Bellarosso16
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was not aware of this museum and we were quite lucky to get tickets to see it. Tickets are sold out through April so get online as soon as your trip is scheduled. It was a well laid out self tour of the history...More

Thank Dianne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVE this museum - has everything for everyone - always something new/old to see.. don't miss this museum when in Washington.

Thank DotM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is nice and has a lot of interesting American history. I enjoyed seeing different items from past elections. See Sesame Street character Oscar the Grouch was also a highlight. My 7 year old did not enjoy this museum as much as he enjoyed...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great exhibits ranging from immigration to the history of advertising. So much to see and do. If you have limited time, see what interests you most first. It may take longer than you planned.

Thank Ann U
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Internet says the exhibit: The Vaule of Money, is being updated all the time. In the beginning, everybody would trade items for items. Finally, someone came up with the idea to trade with money to hold the value of the traded item. This exhibit...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing collection of items throughout the history of the US. Follows different eras, has some special exhibits. Was happy I followed local advice to go to the top floor and work my way down.

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent three days in this Museum and would like to have stayed three more. I was Amazed and in Awe of the diplays. The Star Spangled Banner display is a must see, but no photos allowed in this area.

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many things to see at this museum, it should be on the must list for people visiting DC. Free to get in, and full of interesting exhibits that cover the range of American history. I especially enjoyed the recreation of a preparation for a...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The thing I like most about this museum is that alongside its more whimsical and nostalgic collections and exhibits it doesn't flinch from presenting less glamorous sides of the country's story, including its repression of minorities. The internment of Japanese Americans in WWII is well...More

Thank phutty
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Ashwini R
7 November 2017|
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Response from Barbara C | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of, only free school tours.
3 July 2017|
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Response from Annette K | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The kitchen is why we chose this museum among our first to see. If I remember correctly it is the first floor past the the info booth to the left then the immediate left. Have a wonderful time!
3 July 2017|
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Response from Dave L | Reviewed this property |
You do not need timed entry tickets for this museum. Just show up