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National Museum of American History

National Museum of American History

History Museum · Northwest Washington
1400 Constitution Ave NW (at 14th St NW), Washington, D.C. 20560, United States
Hours:
Open until 7:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 10:00 AM–5:30 PM
  • Tue–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–7:30 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
Free

We collect, preserve, and display American heritage in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history. Terms: si.edu/terms

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    Cody B.
    "The "Star Spangled Banner" exhibit is worth the trip to DC alone."(7 Tips)
    Serene A.
    "Check out the first ladies exhibit with all the inaugural gowns."(7 Tips)
    Andrea C.
    "gowns and the pop culture exhibits before the crowds."(7 Tips)
    Monica H.
    "Please see the inaugural gowns of our nation's first ladies."(4 Tips)
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  • Jesse G.

    Most visited museum in the nation

    Jesse Guzman · 3 weeks ago
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  • Yasin

    A great museum with full of history and knowledge. Hard to finish in one day.

    Yasin · 3 weeks ago
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  • Sam O.

    Bonus points if you can find the Colt 45 on display (the drink)

    Sam Odle · 3 weeks ago
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  • Nichole B.

    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.

    Nichole Brezina · January 11
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  • Meagan H.

    Kermit the Frog Muppet on display here.

    Meagan Healy · December 29, 2015
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  • Meagan H.

    Stop #5 on the 'Jim Henson In MD' Mini-Tour (DC). As of December 2015, the Muppet 'Kermit The Frog' is on display.

    Meagan Healy · December 28, 2015
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  • Luke C.

    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.

    Luke Cardy · December 27, 2015
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  • Maggie M.

    This museum has awesome rotating exhibits, including a civil rights exhibit a couple of years ago with the Selma lunch counter.

    Maggie MacG · December 23, 2015
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  • Byron W.

    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.

    Byron Wilkes · December 22, 2015
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  • AGVSM

    HUGE museum! Not necessarily in size, but there is so much inside to explore, you could spend the whole day here and get educated.

    AGVSM · December 19, 2015
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  • Shannon H.

    If your near by you must stop in. It's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon and it's free to get in!

    Shannon Horst · December 9, 2015
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  • Markus T.

    Beautiful architecture and plenty to see here! Free!

    Markus Tarjamo · December 8, 2015
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  • Liz Z.

    First Lady exhibit is awesome. View First Lady inaugural dresses

    Liz Zahn · December 6, 2015
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  • Anna F.

    More of an archive of famous items than a real history of America. Wish it were more substantive.

    Anna Fader · November 28, 2015
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  • Jorge M.

    I loved it, nicely set up with great exhibitions!

    Jorge Maquita · November 24, 2015
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  • miniq

    The most beautiful and interesting museum I've ever seen...

    miniq · November 18, 2015
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  • David P.

    Everything

    David Peacock · November 2, 2015
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  • Joe C.

    So much to see! 🇺🇸

    Joe Cooper · November 1, 2015
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  • c c.

    All the American history of business and entrepreneurship

    c contreras · October 25, 2015
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  • Wrigley F.

    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. 😒📲

    Wrigley Fielder · October 23, 2015
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  • Dmtr

    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

    Dmtr · October 20, 2015
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  • Paula F.

    Came here just to see Julia Child's kitchen.

    Paula Freire · October 8, 2015
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  • Smokey @.

    Go on a rainy day, able to see more with less interruption

    Smokey @dcnavy · October 1, 2015
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  • Marialexandra

    You have to check out the First Ladies exhibit, beautiful!

    Marialexandra · September 3, 2015
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  • Rebecca W.

    Awesome museum. Can't wait for the renovations to be done

    Rebecca W · August 13, 2015
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  • Stephane M.

    So many things I didn't know about American history... Really well done

    Stephane Messie · August 13, 2015
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  • Cody B.

    The "Star Spangled Banner" exhibit is worth the trip to DC alone. Incredibly artifact on display.

    Cody Bromley · August 10, 2015
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  • VelvetCrate

    Don't miss the First Lady Inaugural Ball gowns exhibit!✨

    VelvetCrate · August 9, 2015
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  • Ernest T.

    Everything your amazed from the time you walk in to the time you leave out

    Ernest Turner · August 2, 2015
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  • Aniruddha M.

    Information warehouse for the curious mind. Highly recommend as a family outing place. Kids love it.

    Aniruddha Mandke · July 28, 2015
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  • Lisa S.

    It's an all day tour. I love the war exhibit and the presidential wing

    Lisa Schneider · July 28, 2015
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  • Rachel W.

    Skip the Stars and Stripes Cafeteria. The food is WAY overpriced and tastes like disappointment. Slice of pizza was $7 and was bad.

    Rachel Watkins · July 24, 2015
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  • James Z.

    Easy to get lost in, give yourself plenty of time to explore!

    James Zimenoff · July 24, 2015
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  • Lydia S.

    Awesome museum!

    Lydia Soto Rodriguez · July 16, 2015
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  • Bruce T.

    Everything is awesome here! Plan for extra time to spend looking at everything!

    Bruce Tyndall · July 6, 2015
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  • T R

    Vietnam War Section & A-Bomb are my favorites

    T R · June 24, 2015
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  • Mike D.

    Ruby Slippers are a must. I miss Fonzie's jacket.

    Mike Davis · June 23, 2015
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  • jon J.

    Yup I'm here

    jon Jeffers · June 22, 2015
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  • Laura G.

    About half of the museum is closed, getting ready for exhibits that open next year. It was much better in the past and will probably be much better in the future, but right now it's just okay.

    Laura Grow-Nyberg · June 9, 2015
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  • Island Bruin

    The armed services exhibit on top floor was surprisingly good.

    Island Bruin · June 9, 2015
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  • Eric L.

    Boring and under construction.

    Eric Liu · June 2, 2015
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  • Audra L.

    The food is extremely expensive and not worth it.

    Audra Luttrell · May 14, 2015
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  • Aaron S.

    They could do so much more. Don't miss it though. Check out the Ruby Slippers and Abe Lincoln's hat.

    Aaron Smith · May 13, 2015
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  • Pablo R.

    neither exciting nor informative, really gimmicky too

    Pablo Ramos · May 11, 2015
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  • A S.

    Julia child's kitchen!

    A S · April 16, 2015
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  • Rachel

    One of the best museums in DC! The original star spangled banner is not to be missed!

    Rachel · April 14, 2015
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  • John C.

    The exhibit on technology is especially cool

    John Cockerill · April 13, 2015
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  • Samuel D.

    Transportation room

    Samuel Donis · April 4, 2015
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  • Samuel D.

    American history museum

    Samuel Donis · April 4, 2015
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  • Vanessa B.

    Very interesting!

    Vanessa Berner · March 31, 2015
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