National Museum of American History, Washington DC

4.4
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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  • This is definitely the museum that I always take my out-of-town guests to. They have the repaired flag that inspired the national anthem right at the museum entrance, along with important exhibits tha...  more »
  • Extremely crowded but contains "must see" artifacts. The earlier you arrive the better unless you go on an off season weekday.  more »
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  • The Smithsonian National Museum of American History was interesting. The line to get in was fun sucking but understandable. the place is vast and spacious. The museum offers a lot to see to include the absolutely amazing Star Spangled Banner. This is also multi-level. This would definitely be a must-see while doing a museum or history hop through Washington DC.
  • It has a lot of variety. The sections are kid focused or adult focused. A few exhibits probably can probably hold the interest of both for a walk through. I spent 4 hours and still didn't get through the entire building. If you're interested in the details, you can lose track of time reading all the placards.

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