Museums

Make your time in Washington, DC a masterpiece with museums farther than the eye can see.

Your Guide to Visiting Planet Word

With 2020 drawing to a close, Washington, DC has an exciting new museum to explore. Planet Word is free to visit and features an array of exhibits that are sure to engage, educate and increase enthusiasm about the power of language. Read on for a preview of what to expect at this innovative...

Planet Word Museum Opening
Visiting the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

Although this museum previously reopened, as of November 21 it will be temporarily closed until further notice. Learn more . What and where is the National Gallery of Art? The National Gallery of Art and its gorgeous Sculpture Garden (which features an ice rink in the winter time) are located on...

@jasmine.huang_ - Courtyard in the National Gallery of Art on the National Mall - Free art museum in Washington, DC
Visiting the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC

Although this museum previously reopened, as of November 23 it will be temporarily closed until further notice. Learn more . Wander through three centuries of American art The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC is one of the largest and most expansive collections of American art in...

@discoverwithblake - Electronic Superhighway at the Smithsonian American Art Museum - Free museum in Washington, DC
Visiting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC

Although this museum previously reopened, as of November 23 it will be temporarily closed until further notice. Learn more . What and where is the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum? The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is located on the National Mall , just south of Independence Avenue...

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC - Museums in DC
Visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC

Although this museum previously reopened, as of November 23 it will be temporarily closed until further notice. Learn more . What is the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and where is it? The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is located on Independence Avenue SW on the...

@travelmemories74 - Visitors at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian - Free Museum in Washington, Dc
What's Open, Reopening, Closed and Canceled in Washington, DC

The coronavirus pandemic has affected events, attractions and other businesses throughout the Washington, DC area. The city is currently in Phase Two of recovery, which allows many businesses to reopen. Make sure to check out our list of reopened businesses and read below for more details on...

@brenntravels - Summer sunset over DC skyline flying into Reagan Airport - Best views of Washington, DC
Virtual DC Museum Exhibits

DC has a plethora of museums, including 17 Smithsonian museums. If you're looking for creative ways to get of our your house and into a new environment without actually leaving your house, we've compiled a list of virtual museum tours in DC. You can take a voyage to space, see live animals,...

An Overview of the Smithsonian Institution Museums in Washington, DC
Visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC

Planning your visit to the Natural History Museum The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History opened in 1910 to invoke discovery and education of the natural world. Its green dome and immense size (comparable to 18 football fields) are signatures, as well as the 140 million-plus natural...

@ray.payys - Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History on the National Mall - Free Museum in Washington, DC
10 Exhibits to Check Out at Reopened Museums in Washington, DC

With numerous DC museums reopening their doors over the last several weeks, many captivating exhibits that were on hold are now open to the public. Below, we’ve gathered displays that are sure to inspire you through story and dazzle you through creativity. We’ve made sure to include the safety...

@nittanypanda - Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery in Downtown - Free museum in Washington, DC
Visiting the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

What is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial and where is it? The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial , designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, is located at the base of Capitol Hill at 540 Independence Avenue SW. The four-acre urban park features a variety of pieces that symbolize Eisenhower’s...

@fiddlefun2 - Image courtesy of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission; Memorial design by Gehry Partners, LLP; Sculpture by Sergey Eylanbekov; Tapestry by Tomas Osinski