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National Museum of American History

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Neighborhood: Federal Triangle
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Address: Constitution Ave. NW, Between 12th and 14th Street Constitution Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number: 202-633-1000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
Description: One of the Smithsonian museums along the Mall, this one has more than 3...
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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Amazing collection of Americana. A really wide array of things from Archie Bunker's chair to the ruby slippers. Julia Child's kitchen was the coolest part for us, we absolutely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Amazing collection of Americana. A really wide array of things from Archie Bunker's chair to the ruby slippers. Julia Child's kitchen was the coolest part for us, we absolutely loved that. Worth a trip just to see some things you aren't expecting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

If you love history especially American history this is a must see. To see the flag that inspired The Star Spangled Banner. It's absolutely amazing to see things in person you read about or see on television.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This was well worth a visit. A great insight into American history and especially good for non-Americans like us.

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Niagara Falls, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We had visited the National Museum of American History on a rather busy day. There was a line to get in but it had moved fairly quickly. The museum is a cool mix of american history and pop culture. Most of my interest is more geared towards popular culture and there was definitely that, between the American Stories Exhibition as... More 

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It is amazing that as Americans we have such magnificent places to visit. Plan on two days or more or as it cannot be done in one.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We went there to see the Dresses of the Presidents' Wives and weren't disappointed! There was an informative video clip of several wives and their opinions about their dresses. There were other videos about the inauguration too---showing the dances and more. Loved seeing the dishes many wives chose for the White House. The short bios of each wife were also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Maybe its just me but the map of where everything is was horrible. My kids and I were there for over four hours and saw what seemed like nothing

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Fanwood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

After a wait of about 30 minutes to enter the museum, I was kind of surprised at the quality of the exhibits; many of the "authentic" looking documents, garments, photographs, etc were in fact reproductions. The museum, unsurprisingly, was overrun with kids and museum groups. This is an informative and interesting place to visit if you want to learn more... More 

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Sarasota, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Here we go again, rewriting American History. Nothing like it use to be this place was so disappointing. If you miss this while in DC you haven't really missed anything. Plenty of other things to do.

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Kingston, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Walked in on a whim -- saw General Washington's clothing and camp kit, the flag that inspired the Star Spangled Banner, a real Vietnam helicopter -- to name but a few things. Worth it and great for older kids to actually see artifacts they have heard about in history class.

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Address: Constitution Ave. NW, Between 12th and 14th Street Constitution Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number: 202-633-1000
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Federal Triangle

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