Museums
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, General, History, Library, Military, Specialized
Slavery to Freedom: Civil War to Civil Rights The Museum's permanent exhibition portrays the extraordinary African American struggle for freedom in the United States.
Washington, District of Columbia
National Associations
The American Oil & Gas Historical Society (AOGHS) is dedicated to preserving the history of U.S. oil and natural gas exploration by providing advocacy for community museums and organizations that work to preserve that history through exhibition, material preservation – and especially educational programming.
Washington, District of Columbia
Historic House
The American Red Cross offers tours of the historic national headquarters building on Wednesdays and Fridays. Come explore the history of the organization and view the artwork and artifacts on display!
Washington, District of Columbia
The Bead Society of Greater Washington is dedicated to furthering the understanding of beads and ornaments.
Washington, District of Columbia
Historic House
Washington, District of Columbia
Cemetery
Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Washington, District of Columbia
General, History, Historic House
Decatur House Museum in Washington, DC is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History
The Department of State's Diplomatic Reception Rooms are one of the greatest mirrors of America's remarkable cultural accomplishments in fine and decorative arts of the 18th and 19th centuries. Here, visiting Chiefs of State, Heads of Government, Foreign Ministers, as well as other distinguished foreign and American guests are entertained officially. The Rooms opened in 1961.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture, Historical Society
As a Smithsonian Affiliate institution, our exhibits feature items on loan as well as pieces from our own collection. HSW over 27 featured exhibits planned over the next four years.
Washington, District of Columbia
Specialized
Washington, District of Columbia
Church, History, Historical Society
We are the region's foremost destination and source for American Jewish history. We engage and inspire adults and children through our exhibitions, landmark historic synagogue, public programs, and educational initiatives. We collect, preserve, and share material culture that documents the story of the Jewish community in the Washington, D.C.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Alexandria, Virginia
History
The Lyceum in Alexandria, VA is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture, History, Specialized
Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in Washington, D.C. with branches in a number of major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction, displaying waxworks of historical and political figures, film stars, sports stars and more.
Mc Lean, Virginia
Art
The McLean Project for the Arts , a Museum Partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, presents the work of emerging and established regional artists.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Children's, Culture, History, Library, Military, Planetarium, Science, Specialized
The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics.
washington, District of Columbia
Culture, General, History, Library, Specialized
The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture, Specialized
As America's premier cultural institution dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning, the National Building Museum offers insight into the history and future of the world we build ourselves.
National Harbor, Maryland
Art, Children's, General, Science
Opening December 14, 2012, the National Children’s Museum (NCM) is a nationally recognized cultural and educational institution serving children and families onsite and through national partners and programs. The Museum’s exhibits and innovative educational programs spark the imagination and celebrate the true power of children, motivating them to become people who make a difference in the world.
Washington, District of Columbia
Anthropology, Art, Children's, Culture, History, Library, Military, Park, Science, Specialized
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will reopen on May 14. For more information regarding hours, timed entry and safety protocols, visit the museum's website.
Washington, District of Columbia
Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Church, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Military, Science
Start your visit at the Nina and Ivan Selin Welcome Center for information to help you plan your day at the Museum. Here you can find out what programs are happening that day or pick up a map. If you have a specific question or need assistance, ask one of our friendly visitor services staff.
Washington, District of Columbia
Natural History
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History, Library, Specialized
The Newseum — a 250,000-square-foot museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
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.
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Robert Brent Elemtary School in Washington, DC is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Washington, District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History, Specialized
The Laogai Museum exposes the Laogai— China’s extensive system of forced-labor prison camps. These abusive prisons have been used since the Communist Party took power in 1949 to control the masses, and continue to exist today. Its prisoners, including those charged with political crimes, are forced to live and work in terrible conditions.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Arboretum
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture
Art and culture are integral forces of development. Recognizing the contribution of art and culture to social cohesion and economic development, the World Bank's Art Program is formally charged with managing the institution's art collection and promoting contemporary art from its member nations. The Art Program makes particular effort to draw awareness to artists from developing countries.