Museums & Galleries

A photo guide to Washington DC’s museums and galleries.

African American Civil War Museum

The African American Civil War Museum is dedicated to preserving and telling the stories of the United States Colored Troops…

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Sackler Gallery

The Sackler Gallery joins the Freer Gallery of Art to form the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art for the…

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Smithsonian Castle

The Smithsonian Castle looks like it should housing exotic treasures. But it doesn't really--at least, not many and not any…

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Freer Gallery of Art

Originally opened in 1923 to display the collections of Charles Lang Freer, the Freer Gallery has since been merged with…

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National Museum of African Art

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, out the back of the Smithsonian Castle, showcases ancient and modern African art.

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Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery

The Reynolds Center, in the heart of downtown Washington DC, combines two museums in one: it houses both the Smithsonian…

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Smithsonian National Museum of American History

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History, on the National Mall in Washington DC, is dedicated to all aspects of…

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Smithsonian National Zoological Park (National Zoo)

The Smithsonian's National Zoo isn't the biggest zoo in the country. But it is well worth a visit, especially during…

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Newseum

The Newseum is a celebration of Freedom of the Press, featuring exhibits focusing on print, radio, and television media. It…

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National Aquarium

While it's not especially well known even to locals, the original National Aquarium is still in the heart of downtown…

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

If there's a combination that can draw the museum crowds almost as much as spaceships and airplanes, it's dinosaurs and…

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National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC houses one of the finest collections of paintings and sculptures in the…

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum National Mall Building

There are only a handful of museums in the world that get more visitors than the Smithsonian's National Air and…

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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center is an impressive and large addition to the museum's exhibit space.

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