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Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC

History, science, art and culture come alive at these free DC museum...

Visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC

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Free Things to Do: African American History & Culture in Washington, DC

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3 Days of African American History & Heritage in Washington, DC

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NoMa

Union Station

For nearly 100 years, Union Station has been the gateway to the nation's capital.

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Virginia

Arlington House

Former home of Robert E. Lee. Open daily 9:30 am–4:30 pm

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National Mall

Vietnam Women's Memorial

Just south of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall is the Vietnam Women's Memorial, which commemorates the 265,000 women that served in the Vietnam War, many of whom worked as nurses

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Logan Circle

Old Korean Legation Museum in Washington...

Located on Logan Circle, this museum is a meaningful space that has witnessed major events in both Korean and American history.

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Downtown

National Geographic Museum

Exhibitions at the National Geographic Museum showcase bold people and transformative ideas in the fields of exploration, scientific research, storytelling and education.

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Capitol Hill

Emancipation Memorial (Freedman's Memori...

Located in Lincoln Park on Capitol Hill, the Emancipation Memorial (sometimes referred to as the Freedman's Memorial) feature..

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National Mall

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

Located on the National Mall within view of the US Capitol and the Washington Monument, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden welcomes more than 750,000 visitors a year, making it one of the most visited art museums in the country

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Downtown

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is dedicated to educating the peoples of the United States and Oman about the breadth and richness of our two cultures

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