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After Friday, September 23, 2016 the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on the grounds of the Washington Monument in downtown DC. This brand new addition to the Smithsonian Institution is a must-see destination for tourists and locals alike--here’s what you can look forward to on your next visit!
Explore American History from a different perspective. The Crime Museum in Washington, DC is described by Good Morning America as a “must see for CSI fans.”
The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is a living plant museum that informs visitors about the importance, and often irreplaceable value, of plants to the well-being of humans and to earth's fragile ecosystems.
The National Museum of the American Indian houses one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of its kind. Exhibitions are designed in collaboration with Native communities from across the hemisphere.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation's first collection of American art, is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world.
One of the world’s best zoos and home to approximately 2,000 animals representing nearly 400 species, of which about a quarter are endangered; provides leadership in animal care, science, education, and sustainability.
The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery, and learning about the natural world through its unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and education outreach programs.
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is a leading voice for contemporary art and culture and provides a national platform for the art and artists of our time.
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum maintains the world's largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials
The National Museum of American History is devoted to the scientific, cultural, social, technological, and political development of the United States.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in 2003 by an Act of Congress. This is the 19th Smithsonian Institution and is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history, and culture.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is a 95 acre complex of large ornamental display gardens and unique native plant collections.
The Kennedy Center is America's living memorial to President Kennedy. Since opening in 1971, the Kennedy Center has continued its efforts to fulfill his vision--- presenting the greatest performers and performances from across America and around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving the nation as a leader in arts education.
Ford's Theatre celebrates the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and explores the American experience through theatre and education.
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world with millions of books in its collection.
The United States Capitol is a monument, a working office building and on of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world.
One of the largest and most acclaimed professional theatre companies in the Washington, DC metro area.
The home to the President of the United States, the site was selected by George Washington in 1791. The cornerstone was laid in 1792, and a completed design submitted by Irish born architect James Hoban was chosen.
The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the United States, the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home.