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Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC

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Kid-Friendly Attractions & Interactive Museums in Washington, DC

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20+ Cool Museums in Washington, DC That Aren’t On the National Mall

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Free Things to Do: Museums in Washington, DC

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Can’t-Miss Free Museums on the National Mall

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The Capital of Free Museums

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National Mall

National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History showcases national treasures, like the Star-Spangled Banner and special exhibits on girlhood and religion

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National Mall

National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History showcases national treasures, like the Star-Spangled Banner and special exhibits on girlhood and religion

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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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Virginia

DEA Museum

Now open! Navigate your way to a new experience.

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Dupont Circle

Heurich House Museum

Built 1892-94, the museum is the historic home of German immigrant, local brewer, and philanthropist Christian Heurich (1842-1945).

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National Mall

Smithsonian Associates

Smithsonian Associates—the largest museum-based education program in the world—produces vibrant educational and cultural programming that brings the Smithsonian to life

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Penn Quarter & Chinatown

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery gives visitors a chance to meet fascinating Americans from more than 225 years of history in its halls

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Downtown

National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art: Of the nation and for all the people.

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