Art and Culture in The Capital


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.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Take a spin through the history of aeronautic innovation at the Air and Space Museum, one of the Smithsonian’s most popular destinations. No matter if you are a space travel buff who wants to learn more about NASA’s exploration of outer space, curious about the legends of early flight, or impressed by life-size versions of some of history’s most famous planes, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is a standout destination — and a great all-ages adventure.

National Museum of the American Indian

This museum — even surrounded by Washington, D.C. art and culture attractions — is hard to miss, thanks to its natural curvilinear architecture. 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.


Get an inside look at the stories behind some of the world’s biggest stories at Newseum. This interactive museum explores journalism and its progression through the years, providing exclusive insight into history’s most important moments in print, radio, TV and digital news. Just like the practice it profiles, the Newseum is an essential thread in the fabric of Washington, D.C. and America as a whole.

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.