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Smithsonian Museums in Washington, DC

History, science, art and culture come alive at these free DC museum...

Kid-Friendly Attractions & Interactive Museums in Washington, DC

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20+ Cool & Interesting 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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Downtown

The Octagon

Visit The Octagon, DC's oldest private residence

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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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National Mall

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The 2020 Smithsonian Folklife Festival presentation on the National Mall in Washington, D

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National Mall

National Museum of Natural History

Visit the world’s largest natural history museum. Highlights include the 45

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Foggy Bottom

National Museum of American Diplomacy

The first museum dedicated to telling the story of American diplomacy.

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Anacostia

Anacostia Community Museum

The Museum is closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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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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Georgetown

Dumbarton House

Explore life in the early days of the republic at this fine 1799 house in Georgetown!

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