National Museum of American History, Washington DC

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Part of the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History tells the story of America's socio-political, cultural, and military history from the American Revolution to present day. As you tour, the three extensive floors of exhibits, don't miss its most famous artifact: the original flag that flew during the War of 1812 and inspired the "Star Spangled Banner" poem. The museum stores thousands of archival records, papers, photographs, and recordings. If you're a fervent museum-goer, be aware that the complex is very extensive when toured in its entirety, so plan accordingly. Check the museum's online schedule for information on lectures, activities, and traveling exhibits. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum of American History and many more Washington DC attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Washington DC trip planning website .
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  • I was a bit disappointed by this museum. The focus was at times very trivial, for example, the bat mobile was on the ground floor as part of an echo on the entertainment industry (maybe that’s what th...  more »
  • I like this place a lot as an adult. I think there is a lot to learn here, and it is all on a very human level. Perhaps it was because it was at the end of a really long day of walking, but half the t...  more »
  • We visited on a rainy day in January and it was a great way to spend the afternoon. There are lots of exhibits to look at...my favorite being ones on the Presidents and First Ladies. It does take quit...  more »
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  • Excellent museum. The layout is intuitive, the exhibits are thoughtfully done and well cared for. There is so much to see and learn. I could easily spend a whole day just taking it all in. Security can take a while, particularly when some aren't prepared. So, get there early and be prepped for airport level security. It will look busy, but once you're inside the crowds disperse and it is manageable. Truly recommend!
  • Nice to learn about the culture and find out all of the cool history that is preserved it the building. If you happen to come to DC and are looking for a place/thing to see, then this is a place that you should come see. If you need to, or want to, you can easily spend your day here. Looking at all of the information and fact. The creative part had doctor and inventor thing for all ages. It is really cool
  • One of my favorite museums next to the Natural History Museum. Great for the whole family and for your kids to learn more about our history. Also great for international travelers to know more about the history of America. It’s just great to walk around and look at the exhibits. There is a café but I don’t really recommend it as it’s very expensive. The surroundings are very beautiful too.
  • This is a great place to visit. History is living in the place! I got to see things that I have taught about in school for years. Just remember to have a good pair of walking shoes on because you'll want to check out the rest of the Mall area. Washington DC is an amazing place to visit history!
  • This is one of the best museums that I have been to. Before you read anymore you should know that it is impossible to do in one day. It really is so don’t try. There is so much here it is such an amazing place. Everywhere you look there is something that will interest you. They also have tons and tons of incredibly famous artifacts here. I think this is a must do if you are in the city. If you only have one day to do it then I would recommend looking their website and picking specific things and doing them.
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