United States District of Columbia Washington

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

A museum in Washington, D.C. that showcases the history of America with a collection of artifacts and exhibitions.

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The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is a fascinating destination for visitors of all ages in Washington D.C. This museum tells the story of the United States through an incredible collection of artifacts, exhibits, and interactive displays. You'll find everything from the original Star-Spangled Banner to the First Ladies' Inaugural Gowns. Kids will love the hands-on exhibits, including the opportunity to play president in the Oval Office and participate in a virtual reality experience about the Civil Rights Movement. With so much history to explore, this museum is a must-see for any family visiting D.C.

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Smithsonian National Museum of American History Lists

  • Kid Friendly Things to do in Washington DC

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Planning a family trip to Washington D.C. with your kids? Look no further than this list of kid-friendly things to do in the city. I took my 10-year-old son to DC for a memorable trip in November 2019, and it was both a fun and educational experience for both of us. From incredible museums to the grandeur of the National Mall, there is no shortage of activities to keep children entertained and engaged in learning. Here are our favorite spots from our trip. Reach out to your representative in Congress up to 6 months in advance for free tickets to many of the top sights as well as special access. Book as many popular sites sell out quickly!