We collect, preserve, and display American heritage in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific and military history. Terms: si.edu/terms
The museum’s world class collection of over 1.7 million objects helps tell the complex history of our nation. To create a safe environment for our visitors, some parts of the museum will not be available during your visit.
The National Museum of American History displays the heritage of the United States in the area of social, political, cultural, scientific, and military history. Among some of the items to see is the original Star-Spangled Banner.
If you're a tourist or even a local - it's always a good idea to check out the Smithsonian museums. And you can't go wrong with the American History Museum - great history of our beautiful country.
Bike or walk from Lincoln, vietnam memorial, white house, washington monument, many museums, capitol, back the other side on independence Avenue to Holocaust Museum and Jefferson.
“If you're a tourist or even a local - it's always a good idea to check out the Smithsonian museums. And you can't go wrong with the natural history museum.”
“(4.5 miles) We have probably spent more hours here than any other place in DC. There is something for everyone including hands-on demonstrations, 3-D IMAX movies ( these cost), and a McDonalds that sometimes has aircraft from the museum in their Happy Meals. Even if you’re an adult, it may be worth it to order a couple of Happy Meals.”
“Allow yourselves time to tour this museum. I would not recommend multiple tours on the day you go to this museum”
“Beautiful monument 10 minutes walk from The Wharf. It’s on the tidal basin which provides terrific setting for memorable pictures.”
“A trip to the National Gallery of Art is one of the top things to do in Washington, DC. Not only will you be stunned by the scale and scope of its exhibitions, but you’ll also be moved by the immerse amount of meaning that the gallery holds for the United States of America. ”