National Museum of American History, Washington DC

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Part of the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History tells the story of America's socio-political, cultural, and military history from the American Revolution to present day. As you tour, the three extensive floors of exhibits, don't miss its most famous artifact: the original flag that flew during the War of 1812 and inspired the "Star Spangled Banner" poem. The museum stores thousands of archival records, papers, photographs, and recordings. If you're a fervent museum-goer, be aware that the complex is very extensive when toured in its entirety, so plan accordingly. Check the museum's online schedule for information on lectures, activities, and traveling exhibits. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Museum of American History and many more Washington DC attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Washington DC trip planning website.
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  • From a woman’s perspective, these are the highlights! Also saw Lincoln’s top hat from the night he was shot, and nostalgic items from my parent’s day that are now “history.” It was a lot of... 
    From a woman’s perspective, these are the highlights! Also saw Lincoln’s top hat from the night he was shot, and nostalgic items from my parent’s day that are now “history.” It was a lot of...  more »
  • Very informative. Relatively well laid out. Spent 3 hours in here which surprised us. As with all museums, some exhibits were not as engaging as others, but would definitely recommend. 
    Very informative. Relatively well laid out. Spent 3 hours in here which surprised us. As with all museums, some exhibits were not as engaging as others, but would definitely recommend.  more »
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  • It has been a long time visiting this place. All the museums look different. There are lots of people here. It was a cold day but it was very nice. Some of the museums were closed. I am not sure it if it because of remodeling or other reason. I recommend bringing the family to spend the whole day. There are so many museums to visit. Enjoy.
  • This is a nice place to go to if your are looking for American history or America related stuff in general. The exhibits change every so often, so some place maybe closed. I suggest taking a look before you if they had something you wanted to see. I had been told about some of the stuff they had to see here. By the time I went the exhibits had changed. It is still any amazing places to go. If you are really into history and want to read a lot of the signs posted, give yourself at least 3 hours to check everything out.

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