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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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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 2 days ago

I visited the Smithsonian in 2016 and always find myself at the National Museum of American History. Where all my childhood memories reside. I love the place. So did my family. We all have different interests and the Smithsonian feeds everyone's fascination. Success breeds crowds...More

Thank s jason m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fabulous museum with so much to see. Our favorite was seeing THE Star Spangled Banner from Ft. McHenry! Wow! We also saw a gallery with dresses of each First Lady and other artifacts as well as Presidential memorabilia. We saw THE bible Washington used in...More

Thank TalSmh
Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunately we went here during the off-season so we had to leave at 5:30 PM, but we still were able to see a couple floors and the displays are always made up very well.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A suberb collection of American history. The displays are modern, beautiful and educational. A truly beautiful display of the American experience.

Thank B1713GTjamesb
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a LOT to cover in "American History," so the museum can be overwhelming. The portions of the museum devoted to the American wars alone can take all day. The American Revolution and War of 1812 items (such as George Washington's uniform and sword)...More

Thank hollyhbarnes
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is awesome! Just make sure you have at least 2-3 hours to spend in here. There is so much to see.

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is still a good museum with the highlights being American nostalgia and the first ladies exhibit. I would appreciate it a larger portion of the museum could be dedicated to the large cache of American nostalgia that the Smithsonian has in storage.

Thank A C R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wegmans, the supermarket chain, has a special room for toddlers associated with food. PopPop and I took the 2 1/2 year old on busy Columbus Day weekend and found it just too crowded. So next time, midweek it will be. She definitely enjoyed herself but...More

Thank JudyTroy_NY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to take a trip down Memory Lane and you can’t beat the price- free!!!!! Need about 3 hours to see everything.

Thank Cle20142
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was nice, but it could maybe use a renovation. It seemed dark inside and some of the exhibits were older. There was a lot of information. Some of it was interesting and some of it was just ok. The museum holds enough information...More

Thank 06BB
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3 July 2017|
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Response from Annette K | Reviewed this property |
Yes! The kitchen is why we chose this museum among our first to see. If I remember correctly it is the first floor past the the info booth to the left then the immediate left. Have a wonderful time!
3 July 2017|
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Response from Dave L | Reviewed this property |
You do not need timed entry tickets for this museum. Just show up
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