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Washington DC Museums


Washington DC Museums - Depending on the type of Washington, DC museum you wish to first visit will be the telling sign of what direction you should head. Many tourists desire to explore the many Washington, DC museums associated with the Smithsonian. They’ve heard just like you have about all of the great artifacts, displays and interactive exhibits that can be found in options like the National Museum of Natural History or the National Museum of American History.

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The number of Washington, DC museums that you have in front of you when touring the city is mind-boggling. One thing is for sure; you will be much wiser and enlightened after exploring the Washington, DC art museums and history-filled buildings.

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The Lyceum
201 South Washington Street
Washington, DC
This museum can be located in the Alexandria part of Washington, DC, which presents a wide-range of historical information. Here, you will encounter various exhibits and programs that change on a regular basis.

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National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue South West
Washington, DC
A great Washington, DC museum to pay a visit to is filled with wondrous pieces of art. This is your chance to explore some of the art pertaining to the sub-Saharan culture.


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National Museum of American Art
4th Street and Independence Avenue South West
Washington, DC
A day filled with impressive and influential art can be enjoyed upon arriving at this location. There are numerous pieces of art represented here, from classic to modern interpretations.

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National Museum of the American Indian
4th & Independence
Washington, DC
Washington, DC is a great place to explore different cultures. A visit to this museum brings you closer to the wonders of the American Indian culture.


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National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue North West
Washington, DCa
There’s just something about a Georgia O’ Keefe that just wouldn’t be the same if a man created it. At this museum, you will encounter a wealth of art pieces all made from the hands of women.

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National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC
The history of the men and women who deliver your most prized correspondences, as well as dreaded bills are honored at this Washington, DC museum. Come view the collection of stamps and other memorabilia pertaining to the postal worker, system and office.

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  • The name “Columbia” is a reference to Christopher Columbus, an early explorer of the Americas.
  • In the 19th century, Washington DC was called the Federal City.
  • The population in 2007 was estimated at over 580,000
  • The daytime population of D.C. tops one million.
  • The Washington Metro Area is the eighth-largest city in the United States.
  • D.C. was founded on July 16th, 1790.
  • The site of the Federal District on the Potomac River was chosen by President Washington.
  • The Washington Monument opened in 1888.
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