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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!

Places to visit in Washington DC

Places to visit in Washington DC »

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.

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.

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.

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.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum »

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide and promote human dignity.

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery »

The grounds of the Arlington National Cemetery honor those who have served our nation by providing a sense of beauty and peace for our guests.

Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial »

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, modeled after the Pantheon in Rome, is America's foremost memorial to our third President. As an original adaptation of Neoclassical architecture, it is a key landmark in the monumental core of Washington D.C.

National Cathedral

National Cathedral »

National Cathedral is the highest point in D.C. Tours, Worship services, live music, shopping and more.

Mount Vernon – George Washington’s Home

Mount Vernon – George Washington’s Home »

Historic Mount Vernon invites visitors to sip wine while watching the sunset on George Washington’s home!