National Museum of African American History and Culture
The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience.
The NMAAHC is a must-see! Get up early Saturday morning and be in line by 10 AM (park at the Reagan Building using Parking Panda App). Start on the bottom floor! Do not start at the top floor, start at the bottom floor, but get there early b/c the elevator makes the line long. Make sure you eat…
1400 Constitution Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001 National Mall The only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history and culture opened on the National Mall in September 2016. Sporting a sleek design and a wealth of new exhibits, the National Museum…
You need a whole day or multiple visits for this place. Go online as sometimes you need tickets in advance.
We Return Fighting: The African American Experience in World War I examines the experiences of African Americans before, during, and after the so-called “war to end all wars.” Learn more at nmaahc.si.edu/we-return-fighting.
“6th St. & Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20013 National Mall The National Air and Space Museum boasts the world’s largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft, including Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, the Wright brothers’ original 1903 flyer, astronaut space suits and a lunar rock sample. In fact, the collection has grown so large that there's a dedicated annex, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Va. ”
“All Smithsonian museums are free, but on Tuesdays you can visit the exquisite butterfly exhibit for free too. My kids loved it and have asked to go back several times.”
“Shopping, eating, checking out the waterfront views of Watergate and the Kennedy Center are awesome!”
“Built in 1915, this is a beautiful, columned memorial dedicated to Abraham Lincoln. It’s situated at the end of a large reflecting pool that overlooks the WWII Memorial and the Washington Monument.”
“The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is the United States' official memorial to the Holocaust. Adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the USHMM provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history. It is dedicated to helping leaders and citizens of the world confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy. The museum has an operating budget, as of September 2018, of $120.6 million. In 2008, the museum had a staff of about 400 employees, 125 contractors, 650 volunteers, 91 Holocaust survivors, and 175,000 members. It had local offices in New York City, Boston, Boca Raton, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Dallas. Since its dedication on April 22, 1993, the Museum has had nearly 40 million visitors, including more than 10 million school children, 99 heads of state, and more than 3,500 foreign officials from over 211 countries. The Museum's visitors came from all over the world, and less than 10 percent of the Museum's visitors are Jewish. Its website had 25 million visits in 2008 from an average of 100 different countries daily. 35% of these visits were from outside the United States. The USHMM's collections contain more than 12,750 artifacts, 49 million pages of archival documents, 85,000 historical photographs, a list of over 200,000 registered survivors and their families, 1,000 hours of archival footage, 93,000 library items, and 9,000 oral history testimonies. It also has teacher fellows in every state in the United States and almost 400 university fellows from 26 countries since 1994. Researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have documented 42,500 ghettos and concentration camps erected by the Nazis throughout German-controlled areas of Europe from 1933 to 1945.”