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Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC

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Foggy Bottom

National Museum of American Diplomacy

The first museum dedicated to telling the story of American diplomacy.

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Upper Northwest

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

One of the premier art collector's museums in the United States, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens is dedicated to enlighteni..

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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

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Ameri...

Permanent collection and exhibitions of American crafts. This gem of a museum, located in a historic building near the White House, is dedicated to exhibiting the finest American crafts from the 19th century to the present

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National Mall

National Archives Museum

Home to the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights, the National Archives holds more than 15 billion records.

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National Mall

National Air and Space Museum

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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Downtown

Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

Established in 1840, St. Matthew's is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington

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Dupont Circle

The Phillips Collection

Encounter superb works of modern art in an intimate setting at The Phillips Collection, an internationally recognized museum in Washington's vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood.

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