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National Museum of African American History & Culture

National Museum of African American History & Culture »

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!

National Museum of the American Indian

National Museum of the American Indian »

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.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum »

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.

National Zoological Park

National Zoological Park »

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.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum »

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.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden »

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.

National Air and Space Museum

National Air and Space Museum »

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

National Museum of American History

National Museum of American History »

The National Museum of American History is devoted to the scientific, cultural, social, technological, and political development of the United States.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

National Museum of African American History and Culture »

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.

Library of Congress

Library of Congress »

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.

United States Capitol Building

United States Capitol Building »

The United States Capitol is a monument, a working office building and on of the most recognizable symbols of representative democracy in the world.

The White House

The White House »

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.

World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial »

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.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall »

The Memorial was designed by Maya Ying Lin who desired to create a park within a park– a quiet protected place onto itself, yet harmonious with the overall plan of Constitution Gardens. The walls have a mirror-like surface reflecting the images of the surrounding trees, lawns, monuments and visitors.

Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)

Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle) »

The Smithsonian Institution Building (also known as The Castle) is home to the Smithsonian Information Center as well as the Institution's administrative headquarters.

United States Air Force Memorial

United States Air Force Memorial »

The United States Air Force Memorial honors the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force and its predecessor organizations, including the Aeronautical Division, U.S. Signal Corps, the Aviation Section, the Division of Military Aeronautics, the Army Air Service, the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Army Air Forces.

The Pentagon/The Pentagon Memorial

The Pentagon/The Pentagon Memorial »

The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia. As a symbol of the U.S. military, ""the Pentagon"" is often used metonymically to refer to the U.S. Department of Defense rather than the building itself.

The National Archives

The National Archives »

The National Archives houses documents relative to the history of the United States. The Rotunda of the National Archives Building displays the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial »

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a world with equality for all. Today, his dream lives on in a beautiful tribute located on the National Mall.

Lincoln Memorial

Lincoln Memorial »

The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.