Washington, DC Museums

Washington, DC Museums

Smithsonian Institution
- Smithsonian Institution museums are among the most visited of all Washington, DC museums. The Smithsonian Institution comprises 19 museums and The National Zoo. Start your visit at the Smithsonian Information Center, also known as The Castle, for detailed information on each of the museums. Admission to Smithsonian Institution museums is free. Smithsonian Washington, DC museums include:

  • African Art Museum
  • American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery
  • American Indian Museum on the Mall
  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Cooper-Hewit, national Design Museum
  • Freer and Sackler Galleries (Asian art)
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • National Museum of American History
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • National Museum of the American Indian’s George Gustav Heye center
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • Portrait Gallery
  • Postal Museum
  • Renwick Gallery (American crafts)

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Stroll the galleries of the oldest art museum in Washington, DC., The Corcoran Gallery of Art is specializes in American art from the 18th century to present day, including works from distinguished Washington, DC area artists. The extensive permanent collection also includes European art, photography, media arts, drawings and prints.
500 17th Street NW
Washington DC
202-639-1700
http://www.corcoran.org/

International Spy Museum
Step into the exciting and mysterious world of espionage at the International Spy Museum. The only museum of its kind, the International Spy Museum features interesting displays and thought-provoking exhibits of techniques, tools, stories, spy missions and the history of espionage.
800 F Street NW
Washington DC
202-303-7798
http://www.spymuseum.org/

Museum of Crime & Punishment
Five galleries feature more than 180 interactive exhibits that explore the history of crime and punishment in the United States. The Museum of Crime & Punishment provides insight into such areas of crime as law enforcement, forensic science and crime scene investigation (CSI).
575 7th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 621-5567 ‎
http://www.crimemuseum.org/

National Gallery of Art
With over 110,000 pieces, the National Gallery of Art, noted among the top Washington, DC museums, houses exceptional permanent collections of European and American art. Over 110,000 works of art comprise the collections and include paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. .,The National Gallery of Art also hosts traveling exhibits from museums and private collections around the world.
6th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington DC
202-7373-4215
http://www.nga.gov/

Newseum
Learn the importance of a free press in a free society at the innovative Newseum. This interactive museum tells the stories of important world events in a captivating manner that serves to educate and provoke. The Newseum presents 500 years of news history and current events in a way that will have you reading headlines in a new way. 
555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 292-6100 ‎
http://www.newseum.org/

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The internationally acclaimed United States Holocaust Memorial Museum traces the Holocaust through artifacts, survivor testimonials and stories of the soldiers who liberated Hitler’s death camps. The museum also focuses on contemporary issues such as genocide, hate crimes and discrimination in global societies.
100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW
Washington DC
202-488-0400
http://www.ushmm.org/

US Capitol Building

The US Capitol is home to more than the US Congress. Beneath the iconic dome of the Capitol building, A wonderful collection view of art and historical artifacts complement the impressive architecture of the building. Visitors can also watch Congress in action from the Capitol Galleries. Tours are available.
Capitol Hill
Washington DC
202-225-6827
http://www.aoc.gov/

Area Activities

1000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C., USA, 20001

  • Tel: +1 202 582 1234
  • Fax: +1 202 637 4781