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National Museum of American History

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Address: 1400 Constitution Ave NW, Between 12th and 14th Street, Washington DC, DC 20560
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Wonderful as always!

This is my favorite museum in Washington, DC. I interned here after I finished undergrad and have very fond memories of some of the exhibits. I'm not a huge fan of the modern... read more

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Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my favorite museum in Washington, DC. I interned here after I finished undergrad and have very fond memories of some of the exhibits. I'm not a huge fan of the modern redesign. I miss the old layout. Now it's huge and sleek. However, they had some new exhibits and a few things I never looked at that I... More 

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Dewey, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is almost as busy as the National History Museum. It is a must see. Plan on waiting in line if you get there at 10am in the morning.

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toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Washington is full of Museums that are free, best suggestion is to get there before the doors open to avoid the mass crowds you can spend a little as 30 minutes to over 3hrs , go at your own pace, this particaly once carries items from the First lady's clothes, to Abe Lincolns hat when assassinated truly remarkable

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Vernon, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This museum is a definite must see on your trip. There's a lot to see and lots of things to do for all ages. There were a lot of sections being renovated but there was still half a days worth of other exhibits. Definitely check out the star spangled banner flag. Food was terrible as I'd expect and wayyyy too... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They have re-done this museum since the last time I had visited, and I am not sure I like it better? It's smooth and streamlined now, and I guess you can get through it a lot faster. I remember it taking forever to see everything before, but that was ok. I liked the themes that they had, but for me,... More 

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South Amboy, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The national museum of american history is, in my opinion, the best museum in DC. It has a fascinating array of many different things from Archie Bunkers Chair to clothing worn by the first ladies of the USA.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What can I say? Fantastic for history, nostalgia, etc. So much to see and soak in. Be sure to plan for a lot of hours here.

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McAllen, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The reason I went to this museum was to see the first ladies' dresses. I was NOT disappointed. I saw that, information on all our presidents and even memorabilia. I was in awe of everything I saw and might have missed in school. Very, very interesting place.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From Archie bunkers chair to the ruby red slippers American TV hall of fame. the American Flag sculpture was heart stopping. the is a must see museum!

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum for a third time and it awesome, every time we go they have differente things to see. We kept going back to the First Ladies Exhibition

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