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National Museum of American History

1400 Constitution Ave NW, Between 12th and 14th Street, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 844-750-3012
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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 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1400 Constitution Ave NW, Between 12th and 14th Street, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed yesterday

I was expecting a lot of artifacts and some signage explaining their significance. Instead, it was placard after placard after placard of info, with a gun here, a button there. What we read was very interesting, but in two hours we made it through only...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoy every visit here. I could spend hours in the different war era sections. The displays and exhibits are incredible and help put things in perspective.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stroll through your heritage.The American History Museum contains so many of that which makes us American and special. As I stepped in the front entrance i was entranced by the Flag from Ft. McHenry, the Star Spangled Banner. Spending the next 4 hours awash in...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum is my favorite by far. There is a ton to see and do but my favorite is the dresses of the First Ladies and the presidential section. It wasn't very busy when I went on the 14th and I was very pleased. The...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have such vivid memories of this museum from when I was a child, so I was excited to bring my son there this week. It totally didn’t live up to my memories or expectations, which was a total bummer. There is still some interesting...More

Thank Josie B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Other reviewers have captured experience of this museum and the exhibits very well. I’ll offer a couple side comments or suggestions. If you are visiting this museum with history buffs, allow more than the 2-3 hours some suggest to visit here. We took 6 hours-...More

Thank momarino143
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a lot of interesting and educational displays. We had to wait in a long line to get in through security, but once inside the place is big enough that it doesn't seem crowded. Easy to spend hours in it!

Thank kwgarnache
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time going here. Learned a lot about our country and saw lots of different things to talk about. Well worth a visit, but make sure you have lots of time!!!

Thank Steve D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is well known that Dwight Eisenhower had exceptional planning abilities. And, I really think that the legislation, in 1956, to develop an enormous coast to coast highway system has to be one of the most significant pieces of legislation in history. The legislation saw...More

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this museum. Dissapointed though, thata Dorothy's slippers were not out now. they were in the refurbushment lab.

Thank Janice B
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Ashwini R
7 November 2017|
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Response from Barbara C | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of, only free school tours.
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RunsOn2014
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!
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RunsOn2014
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
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