Best 7 Must-See Washington DC Museums

Best 7 Must-See Washington DC Museums, Washington D.C., USA (B)

Washington D.C. is not only famous as the capital of the United States of America but also it is a home to some of the finest world-class museums that boast of rich history, art and culture of not only this nation but also showcase the exhibits and artifacts from around the world. If you love history and always eager to learn about various cultures, from immersing yourself in a classic art to marveling at the wonders of aviation and the natural world, DC has plenty of museums to explore depending upon your interest.

Based on my last trip to Washington D.C. during Labor Day weekend, here is my list of seven must-see museums that you shouldn’t miss during your DC trip!

This was one of my favorite places to visit on the trip to DC! No trip to the Washington D.C. would be complete without visiting National Air and Space Museum that prides itself in having the world’s largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft, including the Wright brothers’ original 1903 flyer, astronaut space suits and a lunar rock sample. You can see the gazillion of aircraft models, exhibits and artifacts related to the history of jet aviation, space travel and satellite communications. There is an Albert Einstein Planetarium that offers multimedia presentations about stars and outer space; the Langley Theater shows IMAX films on air and space flight. If you have at least some interest in technology, engineering or science you will appreciate the vastness of the exhibits and the importance of these inventions. It took me more than 5 hours to explore the entire museum. So, if you’ve limited time, ask the visitor desk for the best way to proceed through the exhibits. The right order can make it more interesting. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Best 7 Must-See Washington DC Museums
Guide Location: USA » Washington D.C.
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Ana Ojha
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
  • National Archives
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • Smithsonian Institution Information Center
  • Enid A. Haupt Garden
  • National Museum of African Art
  • S. Dillon Ripley Center
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
  • National Gallery of Art

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