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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
Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Specialized
The history of the permanent collection of the Art Museum of the Americas has roots in the former Visual Arts Unit of the Organization of American States. Under this unit, the first donation of art was received in 1949, a gift of painting by Brazilian artist Candido Portinari.
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, History
Washington, District of Columbia
History
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
Culture, History, Historic House, Library
Federal-period historic house museum. Dumbarton House hosts a regular schedule of special tours, free concerts, lectures, tastings, school programs and summer camps, and is also available for private rentals such as corporate, social, and wedding events. Limited parking and ADA-access is available behind the Museum via 27th Street at Q. Metrorail: Red Line, DuPont Circle’s Q Street exit. Metrobus: D-1, D-2, D-3, D-6 to 27th Street stop.
Washington, District of Columbia
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Ford’s Theatre Museum combines a remarkable collection of historic artifacts with a variety of interactive exhibits to tell the story of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. Using environmental recreations, videos and three-dimensional figures, the museum transports visitors to 19th-century Washington, where they can follow Lincoln from his arrival in Washington in 1861.
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
Children's, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation and other organizations, as well as individuals, in caring for our endangered heritage.
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., region as a lens through which broader national and international history may be explored.
Washington, District of Columbia
History
Washington, District of Columbia
History
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.
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
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
Culture, History, Science, Specialized
Where else can you explore the history of crime and punishment, experience driving and shooting simulators, and learn the real CSI procedures? At the National Museum of Crime & Punishment you explore all this and more.
Washington, District of Columbia
History
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