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Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, District of Columbia

1400 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia

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  • Visited: 2009-07-01
  • Submitted: 2013-03-10 01:05:49.0
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Worth a short visit to this museum

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You may want to budget about two hours to see the museum.

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  • Visited: 2010-11-01
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A great American history mueum

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Plan for at least 2-3 hours to explore the museum.

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Submitted by: Chris B.

Oh so many artifacts here.  From the flag that flew over Ft. Sumter (that inspired our national anthem), to the chair that Archie Bunker sat in on the TV show "All in the Family", this place is a goldmine for many historian...

Submitted by: Dan R.

I was hoping for a real museum.  This is more of a kids place... which is great if you have kids, but not if you were hoping for some real history.   What it is not includes: comprehensive, logically laid out, chronological, historical or particularly interesting for an adult.  There are not many great pieces of Americana there other than th...

Submitted by: tom m.

I enjoyed my time in DC visiting some of the Smithsonian Museums. The American History museum had nice exhibits on transportation, military, technology  just about anything related to how America became the countr...

Submitted by: Stephen M.

This is my favorite Smithsonian Museum EVER!!! The exhibits on the upper floors are always changing and they are almost...

Submitted by: Debra H.

Even though it seemed to be overrun with bored groups of school kids running around...loved this m...

Submitted by: E A.

My favorite Smithsonian. I love the First Ladies, Presidents and pop culture exhibits. They have been my favorite since I was a child. The best part about the museum is you always seem to learn something new each time you go back. I've been here quite a few times, but the exhibits ...

Submitted by: Julie A.

I didn't really care for this museum from the description, but we had some extra time so we wandered in here. The best part of all is the original flag that inspired the Star Spangled Banner. It is HUGE!! I remember sitting in front of it and just thinking about it waving in the air and inspiring those lyrics. They have a display where they show you a close-up of a piece of the flag. The actual flag you cannot take a photo of since the flash would mess up the delicate dyes in the fabric. Another exhibit I really enjoyed was The American Presidency. I enjoyed the room where you could stand in front of a photo and pretend you were presenting a speech as the President. I also liked the exhibits showing items fr...

Submitted by: Lexie D.

Every time my family comes to town, they want to see "The Smithsonian." And rather get into that long-winded discussion about how "The Smithsonian" is a collection of museums scattered about the DMV area, that also includes the Zoo and an installation in Anacostia, I just take them to see Kermit the Frog. Nothing against Kermit or anything. ...

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