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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Washington DC, DC 10.2 mi away
#1 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
Great museum and it’s free!! Wonderful videos !! Easy to navigate !! Great gift shop and staff !! Wonderful information .. and heart wrenching artifacts !!
This hallowed museum preserves for posterity the history of the Holocaust, from the rise of National Socialism and the gradual but relentless squeezing of Jewish freedoms to the full-blown destruction of 6,000,000...
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#2 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
Great museum full of wonderful exhibits on dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, gems and minerals, early Human artifacts and ancestry, animals and insects (including taxidermy specimens and fossils), mummies, and...
The Museum of Natural History has a very rich collection: fossils, skeletons, minerals and jewelry, insects (spiders, tarantulas) and live butterflies The building is very spacious, the exhibits are interactive an...
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#1 of 1 Museums in Chantilly
This is a huge air museum and it has a terrific display of all types of aircraft including some of the earliest planes made, WWI and WWII aircraft from both Allied and Axis countries, and modern aircraft including...
... WWI aircraft and then classics of WWII like the B29 (including the Enola Gay); Korean war and Vietnam war originals (Huey helicopter); stunt planes, tecord-breaking planes, even ultralights and hang gliders.
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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Washington DC, DC 9.9 mi away
#5 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
The greenhouse filled with fragrant orchids was beautiful, the extensive collection of French & Russian art (including Faberge eggs and glittering necklaces) was fabulous, and the manicured gardens were beautiful!
Visiting Marjorie Merrywether Post’s estate in DC is a look into the past with amazing collections of antique furnishings, masses of porcelain, A i tings including Catherine the Great and the last czar and czarina...
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NRA National Firearms Museum

Fairfax 6.3 mi away
#1 of 3 Museums in Fairfax
If you love history or guns, or history and guns, or the history of guns, or the guns of history you owe it to yourself to visit the NRA National Firearms Museum.
If you want to see the matchlock carried by John Alden aboard the Mayflower on its historic 1620 voyage to Plymouth Rock, wheellocks, flintlocks, percussion caps, muskets, Gatling guns, cannon, machine guns, rifle...
#1 of 2 Museums in Mount Vernon
The grounds have so much, including Washington's house, his tomb (interred above ground), museum, working farm, slave quarters, trails, old trees (poplars, white oaks, sycamores, etc.), wharf with boat rides on th...
I loved delving into the personal aspects of the Washingtons' lives, and my husband enjoyed seeing the grounds and learning about the farming, fishing and stables that George Washington loved so much (when he had...
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Anderson House

Washington DC, DC 9.5 mi away
#10 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
The fabulous Gilded Age "Winter Home" mansion is amazing in itself and the tour guide conveys lots of fun and interesting information along the tour.
We toured the house on a Sunday afternoon recently and enjoyed seeing both the opulent house and the collection of artwork and historic artifacts related to the Anderson family and the society.
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National Air and Space Museum

Washington DC, DC 10.9 mi away
#3 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
The biggest, the grandest, the best museum with an awe-inspiring collection of historic artifacts related to aviation and space explorations, documents, films, anecdotes and experiments are housed in the Smithsoni...
For those art, science, history lovers fallow my advice visit Washington DC in the United States and be part of the Smithsonian Museums from natural science, airspace, aviation, maritime, railroad, art of war, fin...
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Dumbarton Oaks

Washington DC, DC 8.7 mi away
#15 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
Dumbarton Oaks consists of an impressive collection of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian artwork, along with European masterpieces in the historic Music Room, all in an elegant mansion surrounded by extensive and exquis...
On the topmost streets of Georgetown, this former home-turned-Harvard-operated research facility and museum houses an interesting mix of artifacts from the Byzantine era as well as beautiful pieces from south amer...
#6 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
Having visited other sobering locations – Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Hitler’s Historical Museum in Munich, Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany, Vietnam Military History Museum in Ho Chi Minh, Aboriginal inter...
... are playing; -Eat a lunch at the Sweet Home Café for a varied menu offering; -Shop at the wonderful gift shop for unique items; -Do observe the fantastic architecture of the building and the symbolism involved...
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The President Woodrow Wilson House

Washington DC, DC 9.4 mi away
#18 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
Each visit includes an hour-long guided tour by a knowledgeable and engaging guide who answers questions about any aspect of Wilson, his presidency and retirement years, also about his wife Edith Galt Wilson, and...
... portraits, books, a Gobelin tapestry, commemorative china and autographed photographs of people identified with events in Wilson's administration were bequeathed to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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Renwick Gallery

Washington DC, DC 9.9 mi away
#12 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
Some amazing installations are created by artists of eclectic backgrounds for Burning Man, some of whose works are featured indoors at the Smithsonian Renwick Museum, a major museum in Washington, DC where they ta...
Often bypassed by tourists wanting to catch the biggies in DC, the Renwick Gallery is worth the time to enjoy their collections of American arts and crafts as well as the pictorial history of Jackie Kennedy’s succ...
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The Phillips Collection

Washington DC, DC 9.6 mi away
#20 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
Loved every gallery, specially the Mark Rothko room, the Jacob Lawrence & Norman Lewis displays of African American migrations and many many very famous artworks by Van Gogh, Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, El Greco, Re...
Located in the wonderful Dupont Circle area and away from the crowded press of the museums along the Mall, the Phillips is a house museum in the best sense of the term with an amazing collection of contemporary ar...
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DAR Museum

Washington DC, DC 9.8 mi away
#21 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
As this wonderfully informative museum and event space is located away from most other museums, you will discover this magnificent, space and library of geneology, on the West side of the Executive grounds, 17th S...
There is a "storage" museum with items neatly displayed, a GORGEOUS library (I'm a bibliophile, so I was in heaven), and rooms donated by each state representing a period in history.
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Rock Creek Park

Washington DC, DC 9.9 mi away
#22 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
... miles of trails through the woods, a horse stable that offers riding lessons, a golf course that meanders through the trees in a rustic oasis with few others around, and the National Zoo is in the park as well.
There are winding roads, picnic areas, playing fields, walking trails, horse trails (and a horse center where you can rent a mount).
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National Gallery of Art

Washington DC, DC 10.9 mi away
#4 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
One of my favorite museums in the WORLD!! Stunning architecture by IM Pei, amazing film program, wonderful family and childrens art programs, stunning permanent collections and fantastic exhibitions, lovely gift s...
An amazing collection of American and European art (for an art museum showcasing art from other societies, cultures, countries, you'll have to go to one of DC's other museums): Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, Ger...
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National Portrait Gallery

Washington DC, DC 10.7 mi away
#7 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
There is so much to see- from traditional portraits and art from early Americana and international influences to more modern "Pop" art, interpretive portraits, dioramas, folk art, and immersive installations.
We toured this wonderful museum when in DC and you really need days to see it all!! Fantastic exhibits...three or four floors of pictures and paintings...Americana, Presidents, statues, sooooo much and so wonderful!!
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Ford's Theatre

Washington DC, DC 10.6 mi away
#11 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
A tour of Ford’s Theatre begins with a walk downstairs through the museum where you can see authentic memorabilia from the history of John Wilkes Booth and President Abraham Lincoln.
The museum and park sevice tours are open to the public, tickets based on donations (at the visitors choice), and provide a combination of self guided museum tour and a ranger talk about the last day of Lincoln's...
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#17 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
From wooden Japanese warrior statues to a charming monkey sculpture, to an entire reconstructed dining room decorated with peacock designs by James Whistler; there are amazing exhibits around every corner.
The Asian artifacts, ceramics, screens are first class but for me the Whistler paintings and those of Sargent, Dewing and others as well made for a wonderful "impressionist like" experience.
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Newseum

Washington DC, DC 10.9 mi away
#8 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
My favorite museum in DC! Excellent, informative, and interesting exhibits with a little more "modern" flair unlike some of the traditional museums around DC.
There are so many highlights - the Berlin Wall, the FBI exhibit, the 9/11 Gallery, raw News History Gallery, the Journalists memorial, the Pulitzer Prize Photos, the terrace overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue and the...
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Washington DC, DC 10.7 mi away
#9 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
A great and extensive collection of American art coupled with the National Portrait Gallery makes this museum a must visit while in D.C. the Presidential Portrait Gallery is a definite stop as is the special Civil...
Although these galleries don’t get the same attention as all the other Smithsonian museums on the National Mall, they are a must see! Excellent layout to match an excellent collection.
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#6 of 20 Museums in Alexandria
... maintained gorgeous grounds and gardens, sit high up on the top of the steps to watch the fireworks in the distance, plus watch and photograph this stunning Monument from our hotel windows on a daily basis.
The docents are very, very knowledgeable, the entry fee was very modest, and the interior of the Temple is full of floor after floor of historical displays and artifacts of the Freemasons.
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The Kreeger Museum

Washington DC, DC 7.6 mi away
#29 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
A small wonderful art museum with a small collection of Chagall, Monet, Picasso, Miro, Renoir, Cezanne and, yes, good collection of Rodin sculpture.
It is a terrific small collection, with Pissarro, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Rubens statues, Mondrian, Kandinsky and many more!

National Museum of American History

Washington DC, DC 10.3 mi away
#25 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
It's where we spent the bulk of our time at the museum and it's so very interesting ... from the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Korean, Vietn...
You can see the Star Spangled Banner, lots of artifacts from various presidents including George Washington's Sword and Abraham Lincoln's top hat on the evening he was assassinated.
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National Museum of Women in the Arts

Washington DC, DC 10.4 mi away
#24 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
On the ground floor “Women Artists of the Dutch Golden Age”, a stunning jewel box of a show, featuring names to conjure with: Judith Leyster, Clara Peeters, Rachel Ruysch, Maria Sibylla Merian, Maria Schalken, Ann...
The museum store here is a gem, with three main categories of offerings: books and reproductions of their collections (yay!), books and gifts focused on the broader array of female artists in general (great!) and...
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The National Archives Museum

Washington DC, DC 10.7 mi away
#19 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
Of course, in the rotunda, you have the must-see original founding documents (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights), but there is so much more to the museum... much of which drives home th...
The highlights are the charters of freedom, (Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights) Though nearly impossible to read these original documents, just being able to see is an emotional experience.
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Petersen Boarding House

Washington DC, DC 10.6 mi away
#23 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
The house tour is greatly enhanced by the addition of a museum where there is a very extensive display of Lincoln’s death and burial, as well as the capture of John Wilkes Booth.
You can easily spend 1-2 hours looking all the exhibits, memorabilia, artifacts and short audio & video presentations -- many of which are changed out throughout the year.
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Museum of the Bible

Washington DC, DC 11.0 mi away
#13 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
The 3rd floor has walk through stories from the Old Testament in the Hebrew Bible Experience as well as an amazing World of Jesus of Nazareth where visitors can walk through a re-created village typical of the tim...
The Museum is highly interactive and has some cool features including a game area for kids, a really awesome walkthrough of the Old Testament (must do!), visiting a town in Galilee, many archeological finds includ...
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National Law Enforcement Museum

Washington DC, DC 11.0 mi away
#14 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
My husband and I decided to visit the museum since it was very new We found it very interesting We enjoyed the interactive exhibits We spent about 2 hours which was plenty of time to see it all Kids would love it
This museum is hosted in a gorgeous building and does a tremendous job displaying the artifacts while also providing a fun and interactive experience.
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National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden

Washington DC, DC 10.7 mi away
#26 of 108 Museums in Washington DC
You could easily miss the Sculpture Garden while walking from one museum to the next, but you shouldn't, some amazing pieces of art that you can wander around and experience, well worth the pit-atop.
This is a peaceful oasis in the National Mall with a fountain, shady trees and seating where you can take a restful break in the middle or at the end of a busy day's sight-seeing.
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