Museums in Washington DC

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  • Hans-Olof H
    Stockholm, Sweden835 contributions
    An impressive pedagogic museum but that is not completely updated on the human development
    It is situated in an impressive building as seems to be the standard in this city. It is very pedagogic throughout and really tries to catch the interest of children and everyone else. The only exception is the section with local birds in the entrance floor. These dusty birds must have been there since the nineteenth century. I especially appreciated how they showed the transformation from a kind of from a land-living mammal into a vale. However, my favourite topic is the human development. Also, this part was very well created. I especially liked the part of a neandertal funeral. Another thing that caught my eyes was the bronze statues of different humans caught in different activities. However, I was surprised and disappointed that the research frontiers that have moved very quickly the last decades was not incorporated. Especially, there was no information at all about the Denisovan man. Still that finding was published already in 2010. Neither was there any of that the human development cannot be show as a simple tree structure anymore since we now know there are intermittent mixing with more primitive humans over the years.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Ambiente Urbano
    Bogota, Colombia3 contributions
    Great museum. Even from the outside!
    Explains much of the history of African and African American people since slavery began up to current influence in American culture.
    Very interesting and good for everyone to better understand the US culture and history.
    And to help reduce discrimination and try to avoid these atrocities.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Hans-Olof H
    Stockholm, Sweden835 contributions
    The building is very beautiful and impressing as many of the museum buildings in this city. A special attraction is the internal waterfall in the middle of the entrée. I liked that a lot, and in itself it was worth the visit to this museum. The art was impressive and had many masterpieces. You must spend at least two hours to give them full credit. This is one of the best, we have visited six, museums in this city and can be highly recommended.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Debra R
    Abbeville, GA484 contributions
    A very emotionally moving experience. So very sad to see the horrific torture of innocent people. A part of history everyone should see to remind us that Evil lives around us
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Aron R
    4 contributions
    Had a great time here! I've always been big into the history of aviation and being able to walk around and see the planes was awesome
    Written 13 July 2022
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  • Alex .
    Nashville, TN173 contributions
    I don't normally enjoy art museums, but this has an element of history that makes it a must-see for me.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • WizeGuyFromDaChi
    Chicago,IL567 contributions
    Did a incredible job with every aspect and all details. Beautifully and wonderfully done in every way.

    The museum just has little bit of everything.;
    History
    Technology
    Information
    Artifacts
    Artistry
    Multimedia
    Video
    Hands on

    To go through all of you need an entire day. There is just a lot. Probably need more than one visit. Depends how much you read about each exhibit or artifact .

    Learn and see it all from the beginning until present day . Top floor has moving/rotating special exhibits.
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • Spencer
    15 contributions
    This was a great experience and well worth the money. I would have liked more time in the museum, we were told the talk would start so rushed through to be told it started in 15 mins. By that time I decided not to go back as my time had been disrupted. Talk from guide was good. Definitely would recommend. Again buying tickets from the uk was easy.
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • Mapfay
    Devon, UK23 contributions
    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. So much history, so much to learn. Highly recommend the place if you have any interest in US history.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • whiskeysix
    North Carolina301 contributions
    Hillwood Estate houses an impressive and beautiful collection of Russian, French, and English objects of art and furniture.

    We arrived at opening as walk ins, and spent an hour and a half walking around the beautiful, well maintained grounds and visiting the current Princess Grace dress exhibit. You can make your tour reservation online. After the home tour, we visited the cafe. We didn’t realize we should have made reservations there as well because they were full, but it was no problem because the to-go window was perfect! We spent almost three and a half hours enjoying the estate and resting at lunch.

    There is a lot of shade and places to rest. There are elevators as well for those who need it.

    Hillwood Estate participates in the Blue Star Museums program which runs through Labor Day. My family and I very much appreciated the complimentary access to the home and grounds.

    I had been planning to visit this place for years and don’t know why I waited so long. What a hidden gem! I highly recommend visiting!
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Wendy S
    Austin, TX723 contributions
    I wasn't wild for the temporary exhibits, but I love their permanent collection! It's like visiting old friends; you might repeat previous conversations, but in a way that reminds you how much you love them!
    Written 23 July 2022
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  • HavekKidsWillTravel
    WI158 contributions
    Good visit, missing pop culture items during reno, expensive food.

    Food at “Eat at America’s Table” restaurant was good, but pricey for sure. $100+ for 4 people for lunch.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • Paul M
    Laval, Canada5 contributions
    If you are into espionnage, deception and counter-intelligence, you have to go see this museum. There is such a wealth of information about spying that you have to spend the afternoon to soak it all up. My teens loved the interactive displays and kiosks using their badge and spy identity. Only minor item is that a lot of emphasis is put right at the intro about using your undercover identity through the badge but I would often have to wait for those displays to become available. If they could be paired with some informative panel to read while waiting, that would make that part of the experience a lot more enjoyable.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • CCC
    4 contributions
    This is a small art museum specializing not in fine art but in craft. It contained a high percentage of very interesting items and as part of the the Smithsonian, it is free. Well worth a visit here.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • Kaylynn M
    27 contributions
    I think we were expecting a lot more on the history of the magazine and what we found was a paid for exhibit for Egypt that we didn't actually go in and see and then a lobby display and hall way of old magazine covers that were free. We looked through those which we found interesting and headed back out to do other things.
    Written 26 February 2020
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