Museums/Galleries in Washington, D.C.

Advertisement

Museums/Galleries in Washington, D.C.

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Art Museum of the Americas
Changing exhibits highlight modern and contemporary Latin American...
Museums / Galleries The White House Area and Foggy Bottom
 
Christian Heurich House Museum
This opulent Romanesque Revival mansion, also known as the Brewmaster's...
Museums / Galleries Dupont Circle
 
Corcoran Gallery of Art
The Corcoran looks like a museum and acts like a gallery, blending...
Museums / Galleries The White House Area and Foggy Bottom
 
Daughters of the American Revolution Museum (DAR)
The headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution...
Museums / Galleries The White House Area and Foggy Bottom
 
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
The events that took place here on the night of April 14, 1865...
Museums / Galleries, Arts / Performance Venues, Architectural Sites, Historic Districts / Sites Downtown
 
The Freer and Sackler Galleries
The Smithsonian Institution has two museums of Asian art: the...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens
Long before the age of Paris Hilton, cereal heiress Marjorie...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions, Gardens / Arboretums Upper Northwest
 
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Conceived as the nation's museum of modern and contemporary art...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
International Spy Museum
It's believed that there are more spies in Washington than in...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Kreeger Museum
The cool white domes and elegant lines of this postmodern landmark...
Museums / Galleries Upper Northwest
 
Madame Tussauds
A branch of the famous London-based waxworks franchise focuses...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Marian Koshland Science Museum
Sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, this small but...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
National Air and Space Museum
This is the country's most visited museum, attracting 9 million...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
National Archives
The National Archives is at once monument, museum, and the nation's...
Museums / Galleries, Libraries The Mall
 
National Building Museum
Devoted to architecture, design, landscaping, and urban planning...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
National Gallery of Art, East Building
The East Building opened in 1978 in response to the changing...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
National Gallery of Art, West Building
The two buildings of the National Gallery hold one of the world's...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
National Geographic Museum
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is best known...
Museums / Galleries Dupont Circle
 
National Museum of American History
The 3 million artifacts and archival collections in the country's...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
National Museum of Crime and Punishment
America's history of crime and the judicial system are explored...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
National Museum of Natural History
This is one of the world's great natural history museums, with...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
National Museum of the American Indian
The Smithsonian's newest museum, opened in 2004, stands apart...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Founded in 1987, this is the only major museum in the world solely...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
National Portrait Gallery
Devoted to the intersection of art, biography, and history, this...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Newseum
The Newseum's setting in a landmark $450 million glass-and-silver...
Museums / Galleries Downtown
 
Phillips Collection
The first museum of modern art in the country, the masterpiece-filled...
Museums / Galleries Dupont Circle
 
President Lincoln's Cottage
In June 1862 President Lincoln moved from the White House to...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions Upper Northwest
 
Renwick Gallery
The Renwick Gallery is a luscious French Second Empire–style...
Museums / Galleries, Historic Districts / Sites The White House Area and Foggy Bottom
 
Smithsonian American Art Museum
The world's biggest and most inclusive collection of American...
Museums / Galleries, Arts / Performance Venues, Libraries Downtown
 
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
A pioneer in the community museum movement, this museum in a...
Museums / Galleries Anacostia
 
Smithsonian Castle Information Center
The original home of the Smithsonian Institution is this red...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
This unique underground building houses stunning galleries, a...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
Smithsonian National Postal Museum
The Smithsonian's stamp collection, housed here, consists of...
Museums / Galleries Capitol Hill
 
Textile Museum
The museum showcases weavings, carpets, and tapestries that date...
Museums / Galleries Dupont Circle
 
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Museums usually celebrate the best that humanity can achieve...
Museums / Galleries The Mall
 
Woodrow Wilson House
President Wilson and his second wife, Edith Bolling Wilson, retired...
Museums / Galleries, Houses / Mansions Dupont Circle
Sights Overview »

Advertisement