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WASHINGTON MUSEUMS - WASHINGTON DC MUSEUM

Washington DC MUseumsWashington Museums - Needless to say Washington is home to a number of museums. They range from the grand National Air and Space Museum to the eclectic Black Fashion Museum. As a result there is a museum for everyone. The best place to start is at the Smithsonian Castle. It is the information center for the museums run by the Smithsonian. The castle is located at 1000 Jefferson Dr SW, 202/357-2700, www.smithsonian.org. The castle houses the Smithsonian Visitors Center which is home to an orientation film, touch-screen displays and free guides and maps. In addition, the helpful volunteers can help you plan your trip.

The Smithsonian Museums include the following:

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Ave
202/633-4600
www.nmafa.si.edu
Open from 10AM-5:30PM

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Ave at 4th Street, SW
www.nasm.si.edu
Open from 10AM-5:30PM

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Eighth Street between F and G street
www.americanart.si.edu
Closed for Renovations until July 2006

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Ave NW
www.americanhistory.si.edu
Open from 10AM-5:30PM

National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Ave SW
www.nmai.si.edu
Open from 10AM-5:30PM

Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
1901 Fort Place SE
www.anacostia.si.edu
Open from 10AM-5:30PM

Arts and Industries Building
202/633-1000
Closed for renovation

Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave SW
www.asia.si.edu
Open from 10AM-5:30PM

Hirshhorn Museum and Gallery
202/633-4674
Independence Ave at Seventh Street SW
www.hirshhorn.si.edu
Open from 10AM-5:30PM

National Museum of Natural History
202/633-1000
10th Street and Constitution Ave. NW
www.mnh.si.edu
Open from 10AM-5:30PM

National Portrait Gallery
202-275-1738
8th and F Streets
www.npg.si.edu
Closed for Renovations

National Postal Museum
202/633-5555
2 Massachusetts Ave, NE
www.postalmuseum.si.edu
Open from 10AM-5:30PM

In addition to the Smithsonian’s Museums, some of the more notable museums include the following:

International Spy Museum
800 F St NW
202/393-7798
www.spymuseum.org

Bead Museum
400 7th St NW
202/624-4500
www.beadmuseumdc.org

National Building Museum
401 F St NW
202/272-2448
www.nbm.org

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW
202/222-7270
www.nmwa.org

 

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