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National Museum of American History

National Museum of American History

History Museum
Northwest Washington, Washington
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  • Reggie G.
    "Great to see all of the history of this country displayed so well."(19 Tips)
    Cody B.
    "The "Star Spangled Banner" exhibit is worth the trip to DC alone."(9 Tips)
    Marialexandra
    "You have to check out the First Ladies exhibit, beautiful!"(7 Tips)
    Andrea C.
    "gowns and the pop culture exhibits before the crowds."(9 Tips)
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  • Michael G.
    Michael Galus2 weeks ago
    This place is awesome for people of all ages! From our 18 month old, our 4 year old, and my wife and I we all had a blast. Don't forget to visit the Wegman's kids area on the 1st floor.... a must!
  • Doug W.
    Doug W2 weeks ago
    You really need to take two trips to take it all in. It really covers the whole gamut of American history.
  • Jennifer F.
    Jennifer FerrellFebruary 19
    Not open long enough for tourists. Basically full museum at 5:20 PM when they were about to close at 5:30. There's so much to do and see in Washington, not enough time to do it in a weekend.
  • Kiley K.
    Kiley KDecember 9, 2016
    Nothing this place had horrible prices and bad food I waited 40 minutes for food. Bad customer service ok museum
    Downvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Christina
    ChristinaNovember 3, 2016
    Love the exhibit on the First Ladies!
  • M. Nannette S.
    M. Nannette StOctober 14, 2016
    Must see exhibit!
  •  Aneury 
     Aneury October 14, 2016
    The Egyptians mommies.
  • Rachel A.
    Rachel AlexanderOctober 8, 2016
    So many interesting exhibits to see! Make sure you have at least two or three hours to see everything. Some pop culture exhibits were nostalgic while war exhibits were heartbreaking.
  • Mac
    MacSeptember 12, 2016
    Try the History !!!!!!
  • Guido G.
    Guido GybelsSeptember 2, 2016
    Somewhat eclectic range of topics on US culture,history.Transport exhibit very well done. Cafetaria has more than fast food, incl. nice salads, but go during meal times otherwise many counters closed.
  • Zein S.
    Zein SamerAugust 31, 2016
    Make sure to check out the gems section there.. Wow!
  • Alma L.
    Alma LealAugust 13, 2016
    It's good to know that at least during the summer, this museum closes at 7 pm. This way, you can leave it as your last stop and leverage time to see some other museums.
  • Jared C.
    Jared CampbellJuly 8, 2016
    Don't miss the actual Star Spangled Banner. If you only have five minutes, go see it.
  • Kaavish K.
    Kaavish KidwaiJuly 4, 2016
    Some good interactive stuff
  • Jacob L.
    Jacob LawsonJune 29, 2016
    It was a huge place wished we could have went in the entire place, hopefully we can go back soon.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicJune 26, 2016
    They have Prince's guitar (yellow cloud), Ric Flair's boots, and the puffy shirt from Seinfeld. That's enough to make this the best museum ever.
  • Lisa T.
    Lisa TurzaiJune 25, 2016
    You will need a whole day to really see everything! A must-see!!
  • Jorge P.
    Jorge PerezJune 20, 2016
    See first lady's exhibition interesting to see there was a 21 year old first lady. Always thought Jackie Kennedy was at 31 yrs old.
  • Jorge P.
    Jorge PerezJune 20, 2016
    Places of invention and Food displays. Interesting to see the food processing changes over the decades and Edison /Tesla inventions. Seeing an actual EV1 was interesting. Assumed all destroyed by GM.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MunnsJune 17, 2016
    Some really great exhibits and a nice flow from one to the next. Expect crowds, especially of younger kids with little supervision.
  • Marcel V.
    Marcel VisserJune 12, 2016
    Everything to see from housing to transportation to the history of marketing.. A fun and educational experience.
  • Carleana D.
    Carleana DelacruzJune 1, 2016
    First Ladies dresses and Lincoln's top hat were a big hit with the kiddos!
  • Dasha
    DashaMay 30, 2016
    Cool!!! The best!
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaApril 25, 2016
    Pop culture galore 👍🏼
  • George Z.
    George ZinkgrafApril 4, 2016
    Anything and everything inside of the museum. Not sure if the wasn't originally called science and technology. Has trains and model boats and presidential gowns
  • Lizzie H.
    Lizzie HatfieldMarch 30, 2016
    A good museum, some of the exhibits are quite old and a lot are closed / opening soon. My favourite was the presidents exhibit upstairs, and any proud American should see the star spangled banner.
  • Black Family Reunions
    Black Family ReunionsMarch 27, 2016
    Photo of a moving, lifelike scene from the Vietnam War. A must see as you make your way through this museum.
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KMarch 24, 2016
    The best Smithsonian! Tons of great exhibits including Americana (Dorothy's ruby slippers, cotton gin, first telephone and lightbulb).
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CarnesMarch 19, 2016
    Love this place. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time. There is SO MUCH to see!
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EickMarch 4, 2016
    A really fun museum. Loved the America at War exhibit
  • Reggie G.
    Reggie GulleyFebruary 26, 2016
    Excellent museum. Great to see all of the history of this country displayed so well.
  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GuzmanJanuary 18, 2016
    Most visited museum in the nation
  • Sam O.
    Sam OdenJanuary 16, 2016
    Bonus points if you can find the Colt 45 on display (the drink)
  • Nichole B.
    Nichole BrezinaJanuary 11, 2016
    Loved it!! Just wished they were open later considering they all close at either 5 or 5:30pm. Would be nice for them to be open later.
  • Meagan H.
    Meagan HealyDecember 29, 2015
    Kermit the Frog Muppet on display here.
  • Meagan H.
    Meagan HealyDecember 28, 2015
    Stop #5 on the 'Jim Henson In MD' Mini-Tour (DC). As of December 2015, the Muppet 'Kermit The Frog' is on display.
  • Luke C.
    Luke CardyDecember 27, 2015
    We found the Kermit puppet but despite signs on the wall saying that there was a full Muppets exhibit, we couldn't find it anywhere.
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGDecember 23, 2015
    This museum has awesome rotating exhibits, including a civil rights exhibit a couple of years ago with the Selma lunch counter.
  • Byron W.
    Byron WilkesDecember 22, 2015
    Pretty interesting museum in that it has a bevy of exhibits. You should easily be able to find something of interest in U.S. history for everyone in your group.
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HorstDecember 9, 2015
    If your near by you must stop in. It's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon and it's free to get in!
  • Markus T.
    Markus TarjamoDecember 8, 2015
    Beautiful architecture and plenty to see here! Free!
  • Liz Z.
    Liz ZahnDecember 6, 2015
    First Lady exhibit is awesome. View First Lady inaugural dresses
  • Anna F.
    Anna FaderNovember 28, 2015
    More of an archive of famous items than a real history of America. Wish it were more substantive.
  • Jorge M.
    Jorge MaquitaNovember 24, 2015
    I loved it, nicely set up with great exhibitions!
  • miniq
    miniqNovember 18, 2015
    The most beautiful and interesting museum I've ever seen...
  • David P.
    David PeacockNovember 2, 2015
    Everything
  • Joe C.
    Joe CooperNovember 1, 2015
    So much to see! 🇺🇸
  • c c.
    c contrerasOctober 25, 2015
    All the American history of business and entrepreneurship
  • Wrigley F.
    Wrigley FielderOctober 23, 2015
    Constitution Ave entrance is where the lockers are as well as a cafe w/ice cream & sandwiches that's less of a thrash than the main one. Still no accessible outlets for recharging electronics. 😒📲
  • Dmtr
    DmtrOctober 20, 2015
    Extremely interesting exhibition on The American Automobile industry (1st floor) & American Presidency (3rd floor). This museum and the Space one are my favorite in DC
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