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National Museum of American History

National Museum of American History

History Museum
Northwest Washington, Washington
  • 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)
    Andrea C.
    "gowns and the pop culture exhibits before the crowds."(9 Tips)
    Serene A.
    "Check out the first ladies exhibit with all the inaugural gowns."(7 Tips)
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  • Christina
    ChristinaNovember 3
    Love the exhibit on the First Ladies!
  • M. Nannette S.
    M. Nannette StOctober 14
    Must see exhibit!
  •  Aneury 
    The Egyptians mommies.
  • Rachel A.
    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
    Try the History !!!!!!
  • Guido G.
    Guido GybelsSeptember 2
    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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Zein S.
    Zein SamerAugust 31
    Make sure to check out the gems section there.. Wow!
  • Alma L.
    Alma LealAugust 13
    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.
    Don't miss the actual Star Spangled Banner. If you only have five minutes, go see it.
  • Kaavish K.
    Some good interactive stuff
  • Jacob L.
    It was a huge place wished we could have went in the entire place, hopefully we can go back soon.
  • Allison K.
    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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Lisa T.
    You will need a whole day to really see everything! A must-see!!
  • Jorge P.
    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.
    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.
    Some really great exhibits and a nice flow from one to the next. Expect crowds, especially of younger kids with little supervision.
  • Marcel V.
    Everything to see from housing to transportation to the history of marketing.. A fun and educational experience.
  • Carleana D.
    First Ladies dresses and Lincoln's top hat were a big hit with the kiddos!
  • Dasha
    DashaMay 30
    Cool!!! The best!
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaApril 25
    Pop culture galore 👍🏼
  • George Z.
    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.
    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
    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
    The best Smithsonian! Tons of great exhibits including Americana (Dorothy's ruby slippers, cotton gin, first telephone and lightbulb).
  • Andrea C.
    Love this place. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time. There is SO MUCH to see!
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EickMarch 4
    A really fun museum. Loved the America at War exhibit
  • Reggie G.
    Reggie GulleyFebruary 26
    Excellent museum. Great to see all of the history of this country displayed so well.
  • Jesse G.
    Jesse GuzmanJanuary 18
    Most visited museum in the nation
  • Sam O.
    Sam OdleJanuary 16
    Bonus points if you can find the Colt 45 on display (the drink)
  • Nichole B.
    Nichole BrezinaJanuary 11
    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
  • 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
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireOctober 8, 2015
    Came here just to see Julia Child's kitchen.
  • Smokey @.
    Smokey @dcnavyOctober 1, 2015
    Go on a rainy day, able to see more with less interruption
  • Marialexandra
    MarialexandraSeptember 3, 2015
    You have to check out the First Ladies exhibit, beautiful!
  • Rebecca W.
    Rebecca WAugust 13, 2015
    Awesome museum. Can't wait for the renovations to be done
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