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Arts and Culture in The Capital

Washington, DC Museums & More

If America had an officially designated “museum mile,” the National Mall would claim the title. This national park, located on the west end of Capitol Hill within walking distance of the Capitol Hill Hotel, features more than a dozen of the nation’s top museums, landmarks and cultural institutions. Sculpture gardens, historical museums, fine art meccas, interactive experiences and timeless statues draw thousands of visitors to Capitol Hill daily.

National Museum of Natural History

All the wonders of the natural world are yours to explore at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum. From giant fossilized dinosaurs, to anthropological exhibits, to ancient civilizations, art, natural wonders and even fascinating undersea explorations, the Smithsonian is synonymous with learning by experiencing.

10th Street & Constitution Avenue NW

National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery claims one of the world’s top collections of fine art, highlights of which include the work of Edgar Degas and Roy Lichtenstein. Exhibitions run the gamut from architectural photographs to modern American prints and paintings to early works of Florentine publishing.

4th Street & Constitution Avenue NW

American Art Museum

As the Nation's first collection of American art, the expansive American Art Museum includes art by renowned artists such as John Singleton Copley, Winslow Homer, and Georgia O’Keeffe

G Street NW, 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

National Air & Space Museum

Whether you’re a space travel buff who wants to learn more about NASA exploration, are curious about the legends of early flight, or are impressed by life-size versions of some of history’s most famous planes, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is a standout destination.

601 Independence Avenue SW

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery brings you face to face with Americans who have shaped this country. From past presidents to scientists to famous movie stars, spend hours getting to know our Nation's most famous characters.

8th and G Streets, Washington, DC 20001

National Museum of African American History & Culture

Located on the National Mall and one of the newest museums of the Smithsonian Institute, the National Museum of African American History & Culture showcases the African American story and its impact on our nation.

1400 Constitution Avenue N.W. Washington D.C. 20560

International Spy Museum

The International Spy Museum is the only on of it’s kind in the United States.  It’s sole dedication to espionage features a vast collection of artifacts and stories of historic secret missions, delighting children and adults alike.

800 F Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20004

National Museum of the American Indian

Once you’re inside, the National Museum of the American Indian lives up to its exterior by providing illuminating exhibitions and a rich collection of artifacts. The museum focuses on indigenous peoples native to the region and the continent as a whole, featuring ceramics, fascinating retrospectives, painting and much more.

4th Street & Independence Avenue SW

Renwick Gallery

Get in touch with your internal artist at the Renwick Gallery. Located steps from The White House and in the heart of historic DC, the Renwick Gallery is dedicated to showcasing contemporary craft and decorative arts. 

1661 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20006

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Learn about the Holocaust and remember the survivors and victims at the Holocaust Memorial Museum.  Explore personal stories and walk through the exhibits which take on different perspectives of the events that took place.

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, Washington, DC

Smithsonian Discovery Theater

The Smithsonian Discovery Theater strives to bring educational and cultural experiences to children, families, and adults in the DC area. With live performances, exhibitions, and collections, the entire family will be sure to learn something.

1100 Jefferson Drive, SW Washington, DC 20024