Top Museums in Washington D.C. (District of Columbia)

National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in December 2003. The museum's building, collaboratively designed by Freelon Group, Adjaye Associates and Davis Brody Bond, is on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It has close to 37,000 objects in its collection related to such subjects as community, family, the visual and performing arts, religion, civil rights, slavery, and segregation. Early efforts to establish a federally owned museum featuring African-American history and culture ...
National Museum of American History
  • National Museum of American History

    The National Museum of American History: Kenneth E. Behring Center collects, preserves, and displays the heritage of the United States in the areas of social, political, cultural, scientific, and military history. Among the items on display is the original Star-Spangled Banner. The museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution and located on the National Mall at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

    The Smithsonian American Art Museum (commonly known as SAAM, and formerly the National Museum of American Art) is a museum in Washington, D.C., part of the Smithsonian Institution. Together with its branch museum, the Renwick Gallery, SAAM holds one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art, from the colonial period to the present, made in the United States. The museum has more than 7,000 artists represented in the collection. Most exhibitions take place in the museum's main ...
Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
  • Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

    10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW 20560 Washington DC United States
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Smithsonian
  • Smithsonian

    1000 Jefferson Dr SW 20024 Washington DC United States
    The world's largest museum complex and research organization composed of 19 museums, nine research centers, and the National Zoo. http://si.edu
National Geographic Museum
  • National Geographic Museum

    1145 17th St NW 20036 Washington DC United States
    At the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C., past and current expeditions, adventures, and scientific research come to life. Enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions as well as permanent and interactive displays.
Newseum
  • Newseum

    555 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 6th St NW) Washington, D.C. 20001 United States
    A top museum attraction in the heart of Washington, D.C. We champion the First Amendment through education, information and entertainment.
National Air and Space Museum
  • National Air and Space Museum

    600 Independence Ave SW (at 6th St SW) Washington, D.C. 20560 United States
    Our two locations hold the largest collection of historic air & space objects in the world. In DC, see the original Wright 1903 Flyer, Apollo 11 Command Module "Columbia," and touch a Moon rock. Check out our Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA, home to the Space Shuttle Discovery.
National Gallery of Art
  • National Gallery of Art

    6th and Constitution Ave NW 20565 Washington DC United States
    FREE ADMISSION About the Gallery: Masterworks by the most renowned European and American artists, including the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the Americas and the largest mobile ever created by Alexander Calder, await visitors to the National Gallery of Art, one of the world's preeminent art museums. The Gallery’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, medals, and decorative arts traces the development of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. Open to the public free of charge, ...
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

    100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW 20024-2126 Washington DC United States
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Museum of the Bible
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
  • National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

    8th and F Streets, NW 20001 Washington DC United States
    Make I Contact. Meet the most remarkable Americans all in one place. From George Washington to George Carlin, Sequoyah to Rosa Parks, James Monroe to Marilyn Monroe, we are home to the icons of our nation's history and culture. Join us to discover the nation's story through the people who've shaped it. On-topic discussion is encouraged in a civil manner. Please treat other users with respect. http://si.edu/Termsofuse#user-gen.
The Phillips Collection
Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries
  • Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries

    1050 Independence Ave SW 20560 Washington DC United States
    The Freer|Sackler is where Asia and America meet. Our collections feature ancient to contemporary masterpieces from Japan, China, Korea, Southeast Asia, India, and the Near East. In addition, we have an important collection of 19th-century American art, punctuated by James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room. COMMENT POLICY Welcome to our Facebook page! Please feel free to share thoughts about our posts, ask us questions, or tell us about your visit. We hope you’ll contribute to this interactive forum and to our ongoing ...
National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts

    The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA), located in Washington, D.C., is "the only major museum in the world solely dedicated" to celebrating women’s achievements in the visual, performing, and literary arts. NMWA was incorporated in 1981 by Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay. Since opening its doors in 1987, the museum has acquired a collection of more than 4,500 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and decorative art. Highlights of the collection include works by Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo, and ...
International Spy Museum
  • International Spy Museum

    800 F St NW 20004 Washington DC United States
    The International Spy Museum opened in Washington, DC on July 19, 2002. It is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world to provide a global perspective on an all-but-invisible profession that has shaped history and continues to have a significant impact on world events. The Museum features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display. Many of these objects are being seen by the ...
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

    Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW 20024 Washington DC United States
    Welcome to our Facebook page! Please feel free to share thoughts about our posts, ask us questions, or tell us about your visit. The Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden welcomes visitors at all levels of understanding to experience the transformative power of contemporary art. The museum collects, preserves, and presents international modern and contemporary art in all media, distinguished by in-depth holdings of major artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. By collaborating with artists on exhibitions, programs, ...
Smithsonian National Postal Museum
  • Smithsonian National Postal Museum

    2 Massachusetts Ave NE 20002 Washington DC United States
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National Archives and Records Administration
  • National Archives and Records Administration

    700 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 7th St NW) Washington, D.C. 20408 United States
    Come inside and expore The National Archives! We are the nation's record keeper and these valuable records are preserved and available to you. Hours: Spring & Summer (March 15 - Labor Day) 10 A.M. - 7 P.M. Fall and Winter (Day after Labor Day - March 14) 10 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
U.S. Botanic Garden
  • U.S. Botanic Garden

    100 Maryland Ave SW 20001 Washington DC United States
    The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is one of the oldest botanic gardens in North America and informs visitors about the importance, value and diversity of plants, as well as their aesthetic, cultural, economic, therapeutic and ecological significance. With more than a million visitors annually, the USBG strives to demonstrate and promote sustainable practices. The Garden is a living plant museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
National Building Museum
  • National Building Museum

    401 F St NW (at 5th St. NW) Washington, D.C. 20001 United States
    The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution devoted to the history and impact of the built environment. We do this by telling the stories of architecture, engineering, and design.
The White House Historical Association
  • The White House Historical Association

    1610 H St NW 20006 Washington DC United States
    In 1961, when the National Park Service suggested that the White House Historical Association be formed, the idea received First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's ready approval. In July 1962, The White House: An Historic Guide was delivered to a public that had already ordered 10,000 copies. The guide is now in its 23rd edition. The association also sponsors lectures, exhibits and other outreach programs. Thousands of schools, universities and libraries have received free educational materials about the White House. Traveling exhibits and ...
National Museum of African Art
  • National Museum of African Art

    The National Museum of African Art is the Smithsonian Institution's African art museum, located on the National Mall of the United States capital. Its collections include 9,000 works of traditional and contemporary African art from both Sub-Saharan and Arab North Africa, 300,000 photographs, and 50,000 library volumes. It was the first institution dedicated to African art in the United States, and remains the largest collection. The Washington Post called the museum a mainstay in the international art world and the ...
The George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum
Smithsonian Gardens
  • Smithsonian Gardens

    600 Maryland Ave SW 20024 Washington DC United States
    An integral part of the Smithsonian Institution (SI), the Smithsonian Gardens creates and manages the Smithsonian’s outdoor gardens, interiorscapes, and horticulture-related collections and exhibits. Established in 1972 to manage the museum grounds, Smithsonian Gardens extends the museums’ exhibits and learning environment in a public garden setting while shaping visitors’ overall experience of the Smithsonian.
National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
  • National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution

    950 Independence Avenue 20013 Washington DC United States
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives

    Capital Gallery, 600 Maryland Ave SW, Suite 3000 20024 Washington DC United States
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Smithsonian's Discovery Theater
  • Smithsonian's Discovery Theater

    1100 Jefferson Dr SW 20026 Washington DC United States
    A branch of the Smithsonian Associates, Discovery Theater is an educational theater company that primarily serves the Metropolitan area's children, teachers, and families. Its productions present history, culture, math, and science in an enjoyable and accessible way, making Discovery Theater a gateway to the Smithsonian for local children. Affordable ticket prices and a community of educational artists, teachers, parents, and children make Discovery Theater a destination in our nation's capital. Praise for Discovery Theater: "Discovery Theater always lives up to ...
Mexican Cultural Institute DC
  • Mexican Cultural Institute DC

    2829 16th St NW 20009 Washington DC United States
    The Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, D.C. is committed to enriching the relationship between Mexico and the United States by sharing Mexico's vibrant cultural past and present with the local community. Since its establishment in 1990, the Institute has succeeded in presenting diverse, ongoing cultural programs and has become a thriving artistic center in the heart of Washington. Over the past two decades, the Institute has developed cultural programming in partnership with many institutions in the nation's capital including the ...
Smithsonian Latino Center
  • Smithsonian Latino Center

    600 Maryland Ave SW, Ste 7042 20024 Washington DC United States
    The Smithsonian Latino Center is the division of the Smithsonian Institution that works to ensure that the Latino presence in art, science and the humanities is studied and made accessible.
Smithsonian Studio Arts
Dumbarton House, NSCDA Museum & Headquarters
  • Dumbarton House, NSCDA Museum & Headquarters

    2715 Q St NW 20007-3071 Washington DC United States
    The mission of Dumbarton House, headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, is to support the organization’s Corporate Societies and their members, to maintain its historic museum property, and to enhance the cultural life of Washington, D.C. Through the interpretation of its historic site and collections, Dumbarton House promotes the understanding of historic preservation and of the early history of our nation, so that the lives and ideals of early Americans inspire present and future generations.
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
  • Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

    1644 31st St NW 20007 Washington DC United States
    America's Story Lives Here! A National Historic Landmark, Tudor Place holds two centuries of history and family life and the largest collection outside Mount Vernon of items tied to George and Martha Washington. The estate was built in 1816 by an early Washington "power couple," Martha Washington's granddaughter, Martha Custis Peter, and her husband, Thomas, whose landowner father, a Scottish immigrant, was Georgetown's first mayor. Their estate, with its famed Neoclassical dome and 5.5 acres of landscaped gardens, was home ...
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
  • Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

    600 Maryland Ave SW 20024 Washington DC United States
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American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
  • American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW 20016 Washington DC United States
    Housed in the dynamic and multidisciplinary Katzen Arts Center, the American University Museum builds its programming on the strengths of a great college and great university. We focus on international art because American University has a global commitment. We show political art because the university is committed to human rights, social justice, and political engagement. We support the artists in our community because the university takes an active and responsible role in the formation of our contemporary art and culture. We ...
Anderson House
  • Anderson House

    2118 Massachusetts Ave NW 20008 Washington DC United States
    Anderson House, a National Historic Landmark in Washington, D.C., is the headquarters of The Society of the Cincinnati and its American Revolution Institute. The 1905 mansion houses our museum, library, and classroom programs.
The Kreeger Museum
  • The Kreeger Museum

    2401 Foxhall Rd NW 20007 Washington DC United States
    The Kreeger Museum is located in the former residence of David and Carmen Kreeger. Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, it showcases the Kreegers' permanent collection of 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures.
Heurich House Museum
Studio Gallery
  • Studio Gallery

    2108 R St NW 20008 Washington DC United States
    Located in the heart of Dupont Circle's art scene, near the Phillips Collection, Woodrow Wilson House, and other great local galleries, the Studio Gallery is committed to showcasing fresh and emerging artists through invitational and outreach exhibitions all year round. The Studio Gallery represents over 35 artists living in the DC metropolitan area working in a variety of media including painting, installation, sculpture, mixed media, video, and photography. Rent Our Space, inquire about prices, and apply to become a Studio Gallery ...
National Museum of Catholic Art and History
  • National Museum of Catholic Art and History

    The National Museum of Catholic Art and History is a museum in Washington, D.C., focusing on Roman Catholic art. It was formerly located in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City. It was founded by Christina Cox in 1995. Cox opened the first Catholic museum in the United States after receiving a standard blessing from then-Pope John Paul II. The museum has received support from the Archdiocese of New York although there is no connection between the two. Following controversy regarding ...
Museum on Main Street
  • Museum on Main Street

    PO Box 37012, MRC 941 20013-7012 Washington DC United States
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Interior Museum
  • Interior Museum

    The Interior Museum is a museum operated by the United States Department of the Interior and housed at the Department's headquarters at the Stewart Lee Udall Main Interior Building in Washington, D.C., on the first floor. When the Interior Museum opened in the U.S. Department of the Interior's newly-constructed headquarters in the nation's capital on March 8, 1938, a museum was considered a novel element to include in a federal office building. However, the Secretary of the Interior at that time—Harold ...
  • Art Museum of the Americas

    Art Museum of the Americas (AMA) is the first art museum in the United States, located in Washington, D.C., primarily devoted to exhibiting works of modern and contemporary art from Latin America and the Caribbean. The museum was formally established in 1976 by the Organization of American States (OAS). Artists represented in the AMA's permanent collection include Carlos Cruz-Diez, Candido Portinari, Pedro Figari, Fernando de Szyszlo, Amelia Peláez and Alejandro Obregón. The art collection of the OAS was initiated under the ...