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National Museum of American History

1400 Constitution Ave NW, Between 12th and 14th Street, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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One of the Smithsonian museums along the Mall, this one has more than 3 million artifacts in its collection—from gowns to locomotives—that reflect and preserve a record of America’s past.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1400 Constitution Ave NW, Between 12th and 14th Street, Washington DC, DC 20560
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+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my 14 yr old son and mine favorite museum! We spent 3 hours here and really covered the entire museum. As with all the Smithsonians, there is alot of reading; but also alot of things kids who don't read yet will enjoy looking...More

Thank remommy
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great museum that has something for everyone - handy if you are travelling with family or friends who have diverse interests. The downstairs cafeteria is huge and we enjoyed our lunch there. Your feet will probably give out before you see everything...More

Thank Retiredme
Reviewed 2 days ago

We definitely didn't plan for enough time here. Really didn't know what to expect but it was awesome. So much to see and by far our favorite of the museums we went to. Check it out ahead of time and plan to spend a good...More

Thank kcslatts
Reviewed 2 days ago

I spent most of my time in the section memorializing the different wars that our country has fought. I particularly was interested in the Civil War era. There are chairs and desk that Lee and Grant sat at in Appomattox and the sword and hat...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My favorite museum on this trip. Something for everyone. There was moving history including the flag that inspired the Star-Spangled Banner , chairs from Appomattox Courthouse, and steel from the twin towers. Pop culture including Archie Busker's chair and Indiana Jones' hat and whip. I...More

Thank Dawn K
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum was the least liked by my kids and I. Though it isn't bad, it isn't that great either. We did like seeing the flag that was over Fort McHenry which was incredible and worth the visit from that perspective.

Thank lynnetteb235
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are so many amazing pieces of American History in one place. The First Ladies Dresses are wonderful to see. Do not miss the Start Spangled Banner. There is no Star Wars memorabilia out at this point. You can see Indiana Jones's hat and whip.

1  Thank Scooges
Reviewed 3 days ago

Didn't have enough time to get past the top floor exhibits, but it was well worth the time. The exhibits up there were pertaining to our wars; from the Revolutionary, all the way up to present time. There is so much to see and learn...More

Thank PDG2858
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was here for the exhibit opening event of "The Nation We Build Together." Wow! What an amazing job the Smithsonian did putting together this major museum of American history. Some highlights include the excellent presidential campaign memorabilia; the religious room where one can view...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 4 days ago

I thought we would just pop in and see the hall of First Ladies' innagural gowns, but we ended up spending the whole day. I had no idea how emotional the experience of seeing the star spangled banner would be. It was fascinating to see...More

Thank Kelley9733
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Which items are on display? Washington's uniform, Lincoln's Hat, Lewis and Clark's Compass, Ruby slippers, Harry Potters Cap?
16 May 2017|
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Response from auntjj_12 | Reviewed this property |
Ruby Slippers had their last day on display the day I was there. They were to be replaced by The Indiana Jones hat and whip. Julia child's kitchen is great to see if you ever saw the show or liked her as a cook. IT was... More
How much time would anyone recommend spending here?
21 April 2017|
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Response from NH_Camper_5 | Reviewed this property |
I agree you could spend the day, but it really depends on the crowds and what exhibits are open or closed. Like the others, I saw all I wanted to in about 2.5 hours. Focus on your key objectives and then use the rest of your... More
Does the museum cover Native American history?
3 March 2017|
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Response from TexaxGranny | Reviewed this property |
no, but theres a whole museum for that. the native American museum