How far is the White House to the Smithsonian Museum? Does the subway go to both places?
A little over an hour ago, you posted a question asking about touring the Smithsonian Museum. I answered, telling you that there are several Smithsonian Museums. Without knowing which one in particular you are interested in, it is difficult to answer your question.
Are you referring to The Smithsonian Instititution Building, The Castle? If so, then you take the red or blue line train to the Smithsonian stop. Or are you referring to another Smithsonian Museum?
Once again, take a look at this link:
I don't know which one I am interested in. I didn't even know there was more then one Smithsonian Museum. I guess I am interested in the that is the most popular. I thought the Smithsonian Museum had a dinosaur skeleton and the Wright brother's plane. I am embarrassed that I asked now I am showing how dumb I am.
Take a look at their website. The dinosaur skeleton is in the Natural History Museum. The Wright Brothers' plane is in the Air and Space Museum.
FWIW, you aren't the only one who thought that the Smithsonian was one big museum.Edited: 3:45 am, August 20, 2010
Here is a map of DC
It might be a good idea to familiarize yourself with DC by also using guidebook where all the info is in one place rather than trying put bits and pieces together from websites and threadsEdited: 8:44 am, August 20, 2010
Your right it would be easier that way. Thank you.
Thank you PoohBear. That is the answer I was waiting to hear. I don't know why it was so hard to get.
If check out a map of downtown DC, you will see a big sort of open area that looks like an upside down "T". At the top of the vertical part will be the White House and the horizonal part is the National Mall. In the center of the National Mall is the Washington Monument. There are a bunch of Smithsonian museums to the east of the Washington Monument. The Capitol Building is also there. To the west of the Washington Monument are a bunch of memorials and monuments - the WWII memorial, Lincoln Memorial, the reflecting pool, etc.
That should help you get oriented.
To confuse things a bit, there are more Smithsonian museums off the National Mall - in different areas of DC. Sooooooo, you can see why the seemingly easy question of "how far is it from the white house to the smithsonian" isn't so easy to answer.
From the White House to the Natural History Museum (with the dinosaurs) is about a 1/2 mile. From the White House to the Air and Space Museum (with the Wright bros. plane) is more like 1 mile, maybe 1 1/4 mile.
It is all very walkable and you should plan to walk A LOT and wear comfy shoes. We wandered all over and the blisters on my feet have finally healed from our trip earlier this month :) We loved DC and can't wait to go back.
SueFee, I'm sure you meant to say that the OP would take the orange or blue line to the Smithsonian stop, not the red line.