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Ranked #31 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The National Museum of the American Indian houses artifacts, art, historical and cultural objects from Native Indian... more » Owner description: The National Museum of the American Indian houses artifacts, art, historical and cultural objects from Native Indian communities in the Hemisphere. « less
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Ranked #32 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: This museum, created after the Civil War, has several exhibits displaying gruesome injuries from the battlefield and... more » Owner description: This museum, created after the Civil War, has several exhibits displaying gruesome injuries from the battlefield and detailing some of the medical techniques used. « less
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Ranked #33 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: More than just a wax museum! Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is a fully interactive experience, where visitors are able to... more » Owner description: More than just a wax museum! Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is a fully interactive experience, where visitors are able to touch, see and hear historical icons and celebrities in a way unlike any other Washington D.C. attraction. « less
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Ranked #34 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The African-American Civil War Museum and Memorial was created to tell the story and pay tribute to African-Americans who... more » Owner description: The African-American Civil War Museum and Memorial was created to tell the story and pay tribute to African-Americans who fought in the Civil War. « less
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Ranked #35 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #36 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Koshland Science Museum invites teens and adults to interact with the issues in a thought-provoking setting. Whether... more » Owner description: The Koshland Science Museum invites teens and adults to interact with the issues in a thought-provoking setting. Whether exploring on their own or with friends, visitors have the opportunity to use science to solve problems and engage in stimulating conversations. The Koshland Science Museum is located two blocks from two Metro stations: Gallery Pl-Chinatown and Judiciary Square. « less
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Ranked #37 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #38 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Museums
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Ranked #39 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
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Ranked #40 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #41 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #42 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums
A unique museum that develops its exhibits through a community outreach program.
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Ranked #43 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
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Exhibits focus on the cloth-making process as well as on the role textiles play in various cultures.
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Ranked #44 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is the only museum in the nation’s Capitol that tells the inspiring and ongoing story of... more » Owner description: The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is the only museum in the nation’s Capitol that tells the inspiring and ongoing story of women’s quest for equality. The Sewall House has stood strong on Capitol Hill for over two hundred years. Early occupants of the house participated in the formulation of Congress and witnessed the construction of the US Capitol and the Supreme Court. In 1929, the National Woman’s Party (NWP) purchased the house, and it soon evolved into a center for feminist education and social change. For over sixty years, the trail-blazing NWP utilized the strategic location of the house to lobby for women’s political, social, and economic equality.Today, the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum tells the compelling story of a community of women who dedicated their lives to the fight for women’s rights. The innovative tactics and strategies these women devised became the blueprint for women’s progress throughout the twentieth century. The Museum exhibits highlight the tactics and strategies used during the 20th century women’s rights movement. Artifacts from the NWP collection bring the story to life. Public Programs showcase the Museum’s commitment to continuing conversations on women’s progress while examining the ongoing national and international quest for women’s equality.The site was dedicated as a National Historic Landmark for its significance to the history of the United States. « less
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Ranked #45 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
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Ranked #46 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Theaters; Museums
Part of the Smithsonian, the Einstein Planetarium features Imax Theatre presentations and a Star Wars exhibition.
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Ranked #47 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
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Category: Museums
Owner description: Established in 2008 and relocated in 2011, our museum’s mission is to document and expose the Laogai, China’s vast, brutal... more » Owner description: Established in 2008 and relocated in 2011, our museum’s mission is to document and expose the Laogai, China’s vast, brutal and lucrative system of forced-labor prison camps. Its Party documents, prison artifacts, and video interviews preserve the memory of the Laogai’s victims and educate about the Chinese Communist government’s ongoing abuse of its own people. Free entry, self-guided tours, and bilingual signage make it ideal for DC residents and foreign and American visitors alike. « less
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Ranked #48 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #49 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Museums
Owner description: The Octagon Museum was built between 1798-1800 by John Tayloe at the suggestion of George Washington. In 1814, the house was... more » Owner description: The Octagon Museum was built between 1798-1800 by John Tayloe at the suggestion of George Washington. In 1814, the house was offered to President Madison as temporary quarters after the White House was burned in the War of 1812. The Treaty of Ghent was signed there, thus ending the war. « less
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Ranked #50 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Educational Sites; Museums
An interactive educational experience which includes a simulation of orbital flight and geography questions.
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Ranked #51 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Museums
Run by the Drug Enforcement Administration, this museum features exhibits depicting the fight against illegal drugs.
Ranked #52 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Museums
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Ranked #53 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #54 of 62 Museums in Washington DC
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
A museum designed for kids with loads of interactive educational exhibits.
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Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Appointment-only museum displaying the evolving saga of black fashion through costumed mannequins, display cases, picture... more » Owner description: Appointment-only museum displaying the evolving saga of black fashion through costumed mannequins, display cases, picture frames and photo albums. « less
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Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Built in 1876 and restored and rededicated in 1970, the historic synagogue is now stewarded by the Jewish Historical Society... more » Owner description: Built in 1876 and restored and rededicated in 1970, the historic synagogue is now stewarded by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. It is open for educational tours, programs, and life-cycle events. Our exhibitions are displayed in venues throughout the region to preserve the authentic feel of the historic space. Contact us to book a tour or rent the sanctuary! The historic synagogue, the oldest in the Washington area, is home to the Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum. Built by Adas Israel Congregation, President Ulysses S. Grant attended the synagogue's dedication in 1876. The congregation outgrew the building in a few decades and sold the building.It stood at Sixth & G Streets, NW, for more than 90 years before being slated for demolition. The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington helped save the building from the wrecking ball, and in 1969, it was moved three blocks to its present site. Community contributions and a gift from Lillian and Albert Small helped restore the synagogue. « less
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Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
A gallery focusing on vaudeville's influence on 20th-century entertainment.
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A museum dedicated to the fight against racism.
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